RICHLAND, Wash. -A Delta High School student, looking to gage student's reaction to added security, installed fake cameras around campus as part of an experiment.
Isaac Chassin and the entire senior class were each required to conduct a final project. The assignment had to be inexpensive, time sensitive and pertain to something the student's found interesting.
Chassin chose security cameras and the effects they might have on student's behavior.
"When the security cameras came up that was somewhat of a shock to students and there were actually complaints," said Chassin.
The senior, who's headed to Loyola University Chicago, installed 12 security cameras. Nine cameras were placed outside and three were located in the hallways of the school. Chassin surveyed students before and after the cameras were installed, but found minimal differences.
"I found students still did exactly what they normally do," said Chassin. "They just found new areas [to do those things]."
And, while some students dodged the cameras, others learned to embrace the new additions.
"They use to bother me at first because it was just weird and they weren't here before and it was different, but now it's just apart of the day," said Tim Herr, a junior at Delta High.
"I mean where ever you go, there's security cameras and you just got to get used to it cause if something were to happen...it's going to protect you," added Cecily Bader, a senior at Delta High.
Following the three week experiment, school administrators decided to keep the cameras up until the end of the school year.