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Proposed security changes at KCPS schools amid rape allegations

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Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Green laid it all out Wednesday night to the school board. Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Green laid it all out Wednesday night to the school board.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

When it comes to protecting students, Kansas City Public School officials now want a third party to step in and help.

This comes after a second rape investigation at Southwest Early College Campus in less than a year.

Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Stephen Green laid it all out Wednesday night to the school board.

He explained to the school board what happened and what he wants or see done in terms of safety and security.

"It is not acceptable for any behavior like this to occur," Green said.

The superintendent says the school district is looking at this investigation from every angle.

"I feel accountable for what took place," he said.

Green says he wants a third party to look at every school in the district following the recent rape investigation where two students are now charged with repeatedly raping a young female student with autism outside of cameras' view.

"Take a look very closely of an external party, actually go through our schools and take a risk assessment unannounced and regular basis and get feedback," he said. "What we've seen on this video tape ... what is motivating an individual to take advantage of someone and conduct that kind of behavior?"

Green says the board will also look at ways to block off some parts of the buildings so students can't dodge the security cameras.

Another board member suggested more.

"Requiring the diet to get disciplinary records of every student that comes into district ... critical, we are following students we bring into the district," Crispin Rea said.

Green says schools can only do so much.

However, all this may not be enough, as Green says the community as a whole needs to have a forum because this behavior, he says, is a much bigger issue.

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