metal detectors

After several high-profile incidents, the Volusia County School Board is poised to approve the purchase of 30 metal detectors for the price of $90,463.39.

The board will vote on the matter at its Sept. 27 meeting. The meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. and is held at the Volusia County School District Administrative Complex, 200 N. Clara Ave. The meeting can also be viewed online, HERE.

The bid, by Garrett Metal Detectors, a Texas-based company, is listed on the consent agenda for the meeting.

Volusia County will join at least one other in the state — Broward County — in rolling out metal detectors in schools.

The push comes on the heels of a Sept. 9 incident at Mainland High School in Daytona Beach, in which two groups of students created a panic by alleging that there was an active shooter on the campus. 

Along with the metal detectors, the Volusia County School District also is implementing research into school offenses and the effectiveness of punishments, as well as an updated districtwide code-of-conduct policy.


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