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Price Middle School Shooting: Metal Detectors Weren't Working

Atlanta Public Schools investigation shows they were inoperable.

An Atlanta Public Schools investigation of the metal detectors at Price Middle School following a Jan. 31 shooting of a student shows they weren't working.

In fact, in a statement released late Friday night, the district said the detectors at the Historic South Atlanta school have not been used much this current school year.

APS said that one of the two metal detectors is now functioning and that the other is expected to be operational next week.

Students in attendance Friday passed through that metal detector and they were scanned with security wands, the district said in its statement.

"It is our priority to immediately test and service all metal detectors at all of our schools," APS' statement read. "In addition, we are reviewing student entrance and exit procedures to mitigate any potential risk to student safety. We will reiterate school entrance and exit expectations to all local school administrators."

The revelations come just a few hours after Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed pledged a full study of security at APS schools to see what's in place is enough.

"I will review with the superintendent whether we have appropriate security at our schools," Reed said in a 4 p.m. news conference.

David Womack February 02, 2013 at 04:07 AM
Don't let you kids go to schools with metal detectors.

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