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Hand-held metal detectors among measures to be deployed after Brockton student brings gun to school

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Measures are being put in place after a student brought a gun to school last week.

On Friday morning, the Brockton School District ordered all staff and students at Brockton High School to stay in place after a student came forward to school administrators to share that he had a gun in his possession. The student voluntarily turned over the weapon and was arrested. A sweep of the school was scheduled before the shelter in place would be removed.

A sweep of the school was done by Brockton Police and students were released at noon.

During the Brockton School Committee’s emergency meeting Saturday, the district’s plan for enhanced security measures to be enacted on Tuesday morning were discussed and Superintendent Michael Thomas provided an update.

– There will be additional police officers on site, including at the entrances to the school at the start of the school day. The added police presence will remain on site for the entire school day.
– Students will enter the building through the doors of their designated buildings. The location of each entrance will be communicated to you later this weekend.
– We are working with the Brockton Police Department to determine how to deploy hand-held metal detectors most efficiently at the entrances.
– We will devise a plan to determine how long to keep enhanced security measures in place or set a time to reassess the enhanced measures.

Thomas is expected to issue a update on Monday.

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