Appomattox County Public Schools has announced the adoption of ZeroEyes, an artificial intelligence (AI) situational awareness system for gun detection. This gun detection platform is a proactive and intelligent solution, holding the U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation. 

Appomattox County Public Schools contain four schools: a primary school, an elementary school, a middle school and a high school. In total, these schools educate around 2,500 students each year. To protect the students, teachers and faculty, Appomattox County Public Schools has implemented several security measures. These measures include establishing school resource officers to each building, improving after-hours surveillance, installing door alarms, monitoring student computer software and hosting walkthroughs of the campus for local and state law enforcement. The AI gun detection platform will be the district's latest addition to its continued security efforts. 

The system layers over pre-existing digital cameras to provide image-sharing capabilities to alert staffed operation centers in the event of a potential gun detection. If the operation center determines the threat to be valid, then prompt alerts and action are taken to dispatch the threat.