Recent school shootings in Florida and Maryland led to a lot of threat investigations in our local school districts. Target 11 started looking into what some districts already were doing to protect students, and how the recent school shootings have changed that.
Pittsburgh Public Schools is no stranger to safety measures. The district has had metal detectors in place for more than 15 years.
“It’s a deterrent,” Chief George Brown of the Pittsburgh School Police told Target 11. “We had, this year, close to 47 cases that we had kids come through. Most of them are like, ‘I forgot.’”
In most of those cases, police in the schools found Mace or items like multi-tools with the detectors.