Union Local Schools receive metal detectors


Starting Tuesday students in the Union Local School District will be passing through metal detectors on their way to class.

The middle and high school students went to an assembly Friday where they reviewed the procedure for entering the school buildings and to see a demonstration of the metal detector.

There will be two metal detectors at the high school at the fitness hallway and the main entrance and one at the middle school at their main entrance. 

“Well the metal detectors are something that we started discussing at the end of last school year and having identified safety as a top priority,” said Union Local Superintendent Ben Porter. “It’s just a direction we felt as a district we could go to add extra security for our students and staff coming into the school.”

Superintendent Porter said there may be a little confusion on the first few days of using the detectors but it should run pretty smoothly in the new few weeks.

He also said he is looking forward to the extra layer of security they can add to keep the students and staff safe.

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