Metal detectors delayed at Florida school where 17 died

Posted at 7:38 PM, Aug 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-05 20:07:43-04

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - Metal detectors will not be installed for the start of classes at a Florida high school where 17 students and faculty were slain on Valentine's Day.
The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports Broward County Public Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie sent a letter Friday to parents of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students informing them that plans for the metal detectors were on hold.
A school board workshop on security measures is scheduled Aug. 14. Among the issues being considered:  how to get 3,200 students through metal detectors each morning.
Class starts Aug. 15.
Officials previously said students would no longer have to use see-through backpacks when they returned to the Parkland school.
Former student Nikolas Cruz has been jailed on 17 counts of first-degree murder since the shooting.