New security measures are in place at Wa-Nee Schools as every visitor, including parents, will now be subject to a background check upon entering the building. This, with new equipment the district purchased with a Department of Homeland Security school safety grant. The equipment scans the visitor’s photo ID or driver’s license. The system checks to see if the visitor’s name comes up on sex offender databases. If it does, emails and text messages are automatically sent to administrators and the district’s school resource officer. The system will also flag names that are similar to names that appear on sex offender databases, but it will show photos of the sex offenders on a screen to the office personnel.