Virginia district will have video surveillance of lunch lines

Aug. 6, 2008
Administrators try to crack down on food theft at high schools in Fairfax County

For the first time, video cameras will monitor Fairfax County (Va.) high school cafeterias this fall to keep students from pilfering chicken wraps or veggie burgers in the lunch line. The school district is turning to video surveillance, already widely used on school buses and outside school buildings, to combat what officials say has become a pervasive problem: food theft. The food and nutrition services department estimates that $1.2 million worth of prepared food was lifted from Fairfax County school cafeterias in the past school year.

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