An experiment with external cameras is already under way at Inverness High, which officials hope will pay for itself by a reduction in vandalism. Damage to the school between April and June was estimated at Pounds 1,100.
Highland councillors are calling on the expertise of the police and a psychiatric hospital to improve school security. The moves are among a number of "holding" measures, pending the Cullen inquiry's report on the Dunblane massacre.
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