“The risk of something horrible happening… is 1 million times higher than [the chance] that the cameras are going to prevent a real situation.”

The small town of Lockport, New York and its 20,000 residents has become a petri dish for testing facial recognition in schools. In the first weeks of 2020, the district activated cameras in eight schools. They monitor for known sexual predators, expelled students, and analyze images for signs of weapons.

Now, a new report from Vice details how the software has been primed to fail. Black…