JCPS open to pros and cons of metal detectors

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Jefferson County School Board members are discussing a recent request from local attorneys asking for metal detectors in schools.

Several lawyers wrote JCPS Superintendent Dr. Donna Hargens about the matter citing several incidents of students accused of bringing guns to school this year.

Dr. Hargens says she doesn’t have a certain position on the issue currently but looks forward to receiving more information while other board members have ideas.

“I am interested in hearing the pros and cons of anything that is a strategy or best practice for safety. I am open to hearing the pros and cons of that idea and any idea,” she said.

“I think when it comes to weapons – having portable, moving detectors is an idea also,” school board member Chris Brady added.

There will be a community conversation about metal detectors in schools on Oct. 20 at the Chestnut Street YMCA. 


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