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Mayors plea for metal detectors at schools

Jan 18, 2013 by

…district would interview and assign police aids to schools that don’t have a single-entry access point.

Several mayors in Palm Beach County came before the school board Wednesday, asking the district to install metal detectors in every school for the safety of students.

“There’s no limit to safety,” said Mayor Thomas Masters of Riviera Beach. “Anybody can take a gun and go shoot into a school.”

Masters was joined by the mayors of Belle Glade, Boynton Beach and Mangonia Park. The group is spearheading a petition to put metal detectors in every school. So far the petition has garnered more than 100 signatures online.

During the meeting Superintendent Wayne Gent also announced that the district would interview and assign police aids to schools that don’t have a single-entry access point. He said the new measure would be effective immediately and impact less than three dozen schools.

He didn’t comment on whether the district would consider installing metal detectors.

via Mayors plea for metal detectors at schools – South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com.

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