School board members speak out about the attempt of local mayors
More information on a plan by several mayors to talk the Palm Beach County School Board into adding metal detectors at all public schools. Some members are already speaking out about it.
Bboard Vice Chair Debra Robinson says our schools are among the safest places in the county and she says she doesn't think metal detectors would really help.
The school district has said it is reviewing security measures at schools, following the Sandy Hook shootings.
The mayors of Boynton Beach, Lake Park, Mangonia Park and Riviera Beach plan to present their proposal, along with a petition, at the school board's January 16th meeting. but already, newly elected board member Michael Murgio says metal detectors would not have prevented the Newtown, Connecticut attack.
He and Robinson told the Palm Beach Post that they fear putting metal detectors at the entrance to every school would create a false sense of security.