Leechburg Area School District implements metal detectors

The Leechburg Area School District will be installing metal detectors before the start of the 2016-2017 school year.

The school board recently approved the $7,500 purchase, according to KDKA-TV.

The implementation of the metal detectors are being put in place due to an incident that occured in the highschool last April.

A 13 year-old boy was found in Leechburg High School with a loaded .45-caliber handgun.

Tiffany Nix, superintendent of the district, sent out a letter to parents and students on Friday inviting them to a “Back-to-School Sundae Social” at the Leechburg Cafeteria.

At the meeting students will be able to walk through the detectors to familiarize themselves.

The goal of this get together is to “educate the students, parents, staff, and community on safety procedures being implemented this school year and to alleviate anxiety regarding the metal detector procedures.”

 

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