WATCH NOW: KUSD applies exclusive AI technology to detect firearm threats at high schools | Local News

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“I can take an assault rifle with 30 rounds of ammunition in it … and you can unload that in probably 25 seconds,” he said. “That’s a lot of ammunition in a very short time.” In the Parkland massacre, the shooter went through two floors at the school in under […]

“I can take an assault rifle with 30 rounds of ammunition in it … and you can unload that in probably 25 seconds,” he said. “That’s a lot of ammunition in a very short time.”

In the Parkland massacre, the shooter went through two floors at the school in under 5 minutes and shot a couple of magazines, using an assault rifle, Brooks said.

“He was in plain sight of multiple cameras, too. Again, that’s how this whole thing (with ZeroEyes) started,” he said.

Unified first in the state

According to Brooks, Unified is the first district in Wisconsin to adopt ZeroEyes’ proprietary detection system.

“Kenosha has been one of the best deployments that we’ve had as far as connecting with their local law enforcement,” he said. “We’ve been really excited to be with them throughout this entire process.”

The district’s Facilities Director Patrick Finnemore, likewise, said he’s impressed with ZeroEyes’ constant software updates to improve consistency, along with the number and types of weapons it detects.

The firearm detection software is just one of many tools in the overall security the district uses in its high schools to keep people safe.

Unified integrates other technology and procedures including, gunshot detection, camera monitoring, and active shooter protocols, such as, ALiCE — alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate — for which all students and staff receive training and regular drills.

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