Why are drones flying over local high schools?

Miami Valley schools are getting special security help.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation is flying a drone over local schools, at the request of the district, to map their campus.

Today a BCI drone flew over West Liberty-Salem High School in Champaign County to help the district create its safety plan.

The school was the scene of a shooting that seriously injured one student last year.

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The drone video gives first responders an up to date layout of the schools, their parking lots and the immediate neighborhood.

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School districts traditionally use Google maps from the internet in their state mandated security plan, but those can be outdated if there is any new construction on campus.

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BCI began the program in June and have two pilots to fly in the southern 44 counties of Ohio.

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