WEST MEMPHIS, AR (KAIT) - An area school district will soon have at least 10 SkyCop cameras after the donation of $65,000 for the project.
According to a media release, Southland Gaming & Racing will be giving the money to the West Memphis School District during a check presentation at Weaver Elementary School Aug. 27 at 11 a.m.
The project will help pay for cameras at six elementary schools, three junior high schools and a high school at West Memphis, with the cameras being put in in the next several months.
The cost of the cameras placed an impact on the school's budget, with school officials and police going to the business asking for help.
An official with Southland said the business was more than willing to help.
"This partnership with the West Memphis Police Department and the West Memphis School District could not come at a more crucial time, aligning Southland's resources with student, teacher and community safety," David Wolf, who serves as president and general manager of Southland Gaming and Racing, said. "We are pleased to provide this generous donation to benefit the entire city of West Memphis."