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J.P. Taravella High School is now using metal detectors



Coral Springs, Florida – At J.P. Taravella High School, metal detectors are being employed as part of a new pilot program run by Broward County Public Schools.

At the Coral Springs campus, summer school students started utilizing the walk-through metal detectors last week. Additionally, the machines were installed for the summer session of Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines.

According to BCPS authorities, the equipment is intended to improve safety and provide an additional layer of protection for staff and children. It can identify knives, guns, and other metal weapons.

“We are very excited for both schools now that we have these weapon detectors in place,” Broward School Board Chair Lori Alhadeff said during a visit to Flanagan Monday. “This safety initiative has been a priority for our entire school board, with the rollout continuing at our [other] high schools starting in the upcoming school year.”

In 2022, random student screenings with metal detector wands were implemented in BCPS schools.


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