Metal Detectors To Be Used At Marjory Stoneman Douglas High

Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School will have to pass through metal detectors in order to enter the building when they return to class in a few weeks.

The South Florda Sun-Sentinel reports that the Parkland, Florida, school will be the first in Broward County to use metal detectors.

Officials haven't offered specifics on whether the students will walk through metal detectors or be scanned with portable wands. Officials with the district say they are still trying to determine the best way to get 3,200 students through the detectors each morning without creating long lines.

Principal Ty Thompson tweeted last week that the decision to eliminate the clear backpack plan used at the end of last school year was also made. 

According to Thompson, IDs and lanyards will be used to go along with additional security personnel, resource officers and over 50 additional cameras across campus.

On Valentine's Day of this year, former MSD student Nikolas Cruz opened fire within the school, killing 17 and injuring 17 others.

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