An Indiana school district will deploy AI gun detection technology across nine school campuses in an effort to proactively protect students and staff from potential threats.

Center Grove Community School Corporation (CGCSC) in Indiana will implement ZeroEyes proactive AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness platform to proactively protect students and faculty against gun-related violence. The technology will be deployed across the district’s nine school campuses in Johnson County, Indiana, utilizing funds awarded from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Secured School Safety Grant.

CGCSC was one of the first school districts in the nation to establish a public partnership with its local law enforcement and fire departments, establishing an Emergency Operations Center for live camera monitoring across its campuses. The new technology will be complementary to these efforts and will help reduce risk amongst rising gun-related violence in schools. 

“We are always looking for ways to leverage technology as a force multiplier for our police department,” said Center Grove Community School Corporation assistant superintendent Dr. Bill Long. 

CGCSC is a public school system that serves the residents of White River Township in Johnson County, Indiana, 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. One of the school’s core missions is to ensure students feel both emotionally and physically safe as they grow into knowledgeable, confident and responsible citizens. The AI gun detection technology will help aid this mission and protect the district’s 1,200 staff members and 9,500 students in grades K-12 from gun-related threats. 

The AI gun detection and intelligent situational awareness software will be layered on existing digital security cameras at Center Grove’s nine school campuses. If a gun is identified, images will instantly be shared with the ZeroEyes Operations Center (ZOC), staffed 24/7/365 by specially trained U.S. military and law enforcement veterans. If a threat is determined to be valid, alerts and actionable intelligence will be dispatched to local staff and first responders in as fast as 3 to 5 seconds from detection. 

A variety of K-12 school districts and other industries have adopted gun detection technology to improve building safety.