South West Wales

Anger after CCTV put in Carmarthen's Queen Elizabeth High's toilets

Queen Elizabeth High School, Carmarthen Image copyright Google
Image caption CCTV has been installed across the school to deter vandalism and bullying, says the council

A decision to install CCTV cameras in the toilets of a Carmarthen school has angered some parents.

The equipment has been placed in public areas across Queen Elizabeth High School in a bid to deter vandalism and bullying.

But the move has sparked anger after one parent complained on social media that everyone was being "punished".

A senior member of school staff told BBC Wales the decision to install the cameras was a "last resort".

Dozens of parents are insisting the cameras - which will point at sinks, not cubicles when operational - should be removed.

"Obviously vandalism is an issue, but there's probably only a handful of wrong-doers, and I feel everyone is being punished for that,' said parent Guy Smith.

"I feel it's a fait accompli. There should have been a proper consultation with parents and children."

A senior member of staff said the cameras follow years of vandalism and would be removed if they made no difference to disruptive behaviour.

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