This New York school quietly purchased a facial recognition surveillance system.
When parents, students, and teachers found out, they were outraged.
So school officials went into spin mode. THREAD:
Their original plan included using facial recognition, which is notoriously racially biased, to track student attendance and blacklist students who were suspended.
They made some tweaks.
Then once they got buy in for that, they expanded the scope: now they're scanning faces looking for people on law enforcement watch lists.