Officials at the California high school where a 15-year-old student was violently gang raped are moving to tighten security with surveillance cameras, powerful lighting and fences.
According to Superintendent Bruce Harter of the West Contra Costa School District, the school had been advised for years to install security cameras and other preemptive security measures but complained of never having enough funding.
He denounced the school to The Associated Press saying,
“Obviously, there wasn't enough security or we wouldn't have had this tragedy happen."
A seventh suspect was arrested Tuesday in connection with the crime. As previously reported, as many as ten suspects raped and beat the girl for 2 ½ hours after a homecoming dance. At least 20 people stood idly by and watched without notifying police.
Why does it take a tragedy like this to incite action? Sad.