Almost weekly, we hear about gun violence in our schools. The massacres that have occurred in our schools whether Uvalde, New Mexico or Sandy Hook Connecticut, not to mention college incidents, have not raised the eyebrows of our elected officials to move forward towards action. Gun control legislation is not enough. We need metal detectors in all our schools.
Whether you go to a sports game, a concert or any major event, you are expected to go through metal detectors as a matter of course. Yet, why don‘t we have metal detectors in our schools? Metal detectors are relatively inexpensive and extremely effective in catching guns and knives. Gangs that prey on our children, bring these weapons into our schools, to further initiate and recruit naive children.