School Board Exploring Safety Issues

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Sacramento City Unified School District Board got feedback from the public, from the district’s safety committee and from safety forums held over the past few months.

Board President Manny Hernandez says they’re looking at various ways to keep students safe.

"The idea of having metal detectors has been raised. There are other ideas…perhaps random wanding…but the decision as to whether to do it district wide meaning all of our high schools, that decision hasn’t been made."

Hernandez says the board will hold two or three more meetings and then revise its policy. Last year a 15 year old boy shot a gun outside a pizza parlor near McClatchy High School. Four years ago, a McClatchy student shot and killed a classmate at a nearby sandwich shop.