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In light of Tuesday's elementary school shooting in Georgia, we asked Quad City school districts if any new security measures are in place to protect students and staff as the new school year gets underway.

The school districts said they have been increasing security in recent years, but they all also have new security measures in place for this school year.

Starting this year, visitors at Bettendorf schools must now show a photo ID before going into the school. And three Bettendorf elementary schools - Paul Norton, Thomas Jefferson and Neil Armstrong - are even testing a computer system that visitors have to run their information through. Then it checks their name against the sex offender database.

Administrators say they'll put the system in other schools if they think it's successful. The handful of parents we spoke to said that they would be in favor of that.

Meanwhile, the Rock Island-Milan school district bought a new mass notification system recently to alert parents of emergencies.

In Davenport, the school board recently voted to go ahead with a district wide security cameras project. It calls for new security cameras in all schools that will live stream images to police in their squad cars.

And the Moline school district said it has budgeted thousands of dollars for security improvements to the school buildings this year. 

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