The Salt Lake City School District in Utah plans to install the system at East, West and Highland High Schools. The Granite District is also planning a “pilot” system at Hunter High, which was stunned by the shooting deaths of two students near the school a year ago.
All of the new security measures could be in place in a matter of months, or possibly weeks.
“I think that’s a good start,“ said Joann Seybold, the grandmother of a student, adding the shootings are still on the minds of the school community. Last January, a teen shot and killed students and injured a third.
Deborah Servis, whose granddaughter attends Hunter, said it would be “wonderful” to have a new weapons detection system.
“We knew of one of the kids who was shot last year,” she said, “who is still recovering.”