Do Metal Detectors Make Sense for School Districts?

DoMetalDetectorsDuring the 2013-2014 school year, National Center for Education statistics show that 75% of public schools used security cameras for monitoring, 68% required faculty and staff to wear picture IDs, and 24% used drug-sniffing dogs to conduct random searches. But only 4% used random metal detector checks.

We’ve been slogging through metal detectors at airport security checkpoints, concerts, and sporting events for years.

But metal detectors in schools have been limited mostly to large, urban districts with established records of weapons-related violence. How do you decide if metal detectors are the right fit? You have to weigh your risk profile against the cost and complexity of implementation. Learn more here.