Two sets of trios traipsing over the rooftops of Tacoma area schools were caught and released to parental custody over the weekend after Sonitrol Pacific’s audio security detected them and an expert operator called the school district’s guard service.
On September 11, Sonitrol Pacific Operator Sarah Bailey received a signal from the impact activated audio security system at an elementary school at about 7:30 p.m. She heard “one quick thud” and sent the guard service to investigate. A few minutes later, the security guard called Bailey to let her know he located three kids playing on the school’s roof. The kids were held until their parents picked them up.
Bailey was on watch again September 12 when an impact-activated audio alert came in from a Tacoma area junior high school. She heard banging followed by possible sounds of glass breaking and called the school district’s guard service. For the second time in as many days, the security guard called Bailey to let her know he located three kids on the school’s roof and detained them until their parents arrived to pick them up.
Feeling a bit of déjà vu, Bailey double-checked the kids’ names to make certain it wasn’t the same trio just hopping from school rooftop to school rooftop.
Sonitrol Pacific’s early detection technology ensured the six kids were caught before any of them got hurt, any damage was done to the school, or anyone entered the school. Just another weekend in Sonitrol Pacific’s Operations Center.
See our complete 2010 apprehension record.