(Information in the following story is from: American Press, http://www.americanpress.com)

SULPHUR, La. (AP) — Six Calcasieu Parish schools will soon be checking visitors' IDs against a national database of sex offenders.

The American Press reports that one system was being set up recently at Frasch Elementary School, which has 706 students.

School system risk manager Skylar Giardina says three systems are being tried at six schools — two schools per company.

Principal Tony McCardle says visitors have always signed in, and can't get through the school's security doors unless a staffer admits them. But McCardle says this will be a stronger measure.

Other schools in the pilot project are Molo Middle, J.D. Clifton Elementary, St. John Elementary, J.I. Watson Middle and Sulphur High 9th Grade Campus. Officials hope to have all pilot programs in place by the time students return from Christmas break.