Muncie Community Schools recently received free metal detector wands through a state offer. However, these wands cannot be put to use unless the board approves them and a set of rules on how they will be used.
This discussion began at Tuesday night’s board meeting.
“We have the wands, and quite frankly, this is another step in our effort to maintain safe schools. The metal detectors will be used strictly to identify weapons,” MCS Emergency Manager Steve Edwards says.
The proposed rules say the metal detectors would only be used in cases of probable cause. Searches would also only be done by administrators of the same gender as the student.
The rules are set to be discussed again and potentially voted on at the board’s next meeting on November 13.