POSTED: Friday, August 27, 2010 - 6:18pm
UPDATED: Saturday, August 28, 2010 - 9:17am
TYLER-- Tyler Junior College is now requiring students and faculty to wear name badges on campus. The tags are to show who is supposed to be on campus and who is not.
The wait to get the badges, however, is a line that lasts for hours. Some students even missed class today because of it.
Besides the ID badges, TJC is taking other safety steps. They have trimmed the bushes down so people can see over them, and more than 200 surveillance cameras have been installed.
Campus Safety Director Thomas Johnson says, "We actually had a drug bust last year here at TJC, and five of the six people weren't even TJC students." He says the ID badges have been available for two weeks. However, the overflow of late registration students caused the congestion.
If a student forgets his or her tags, he or she will be asked to leave class to get a day pass.