Owensboro school using fingerprint scanner for lunches

A new way for students at an Owensboro school to get their lunch is coming soon. A new fingerprint scanning system will be used at Sutton Elementary School.

Students can tap a pad once they've gotten their lunch. Currently, they have to put in a six digit pin number.

School officials say it makes it more efficient for them to get their lunches.

"It would take longer to go through the line," said Kaitlyn Blankendaal of Owensboro Public Schools. "And when the kids get to their table, they may not have as much time to eat. With this new system, they'll just tap and go with their finger, and it will give them more time to sit and eat."

Other Kentucky schools already use the scanner at their cafeterias.

School officials say they'll decide whether to install it at other schools once results of the pilot program are determined.

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(This story was originally published on January 2, 2018)


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