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Coral Springs high school among two BCPS summer school sites to implement new safety measures

Coral Springs, Florida – Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) has taken a significant step towards increasing safety and security within its schools. Starting this summer, the district is implementing walk-through metal detectors at two high schools. This move is part of a broader initiative to ensure the safety of students and families across the district.

New Safety Protocols

The introduction of metal detectors marks the beginning of a new era in campus security for Broward County schools. The initial rollout is set to take place at Charles W. Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines and J.P. Taravella High School in Coral Springs. This initiative will be showcased on the first day of summer classes, with a media availability session at Charles W. Flanagan High School.

“Monday, June 24, 2024, at 8:30 a.m.” marks the date and time when the new security measures will be highlighted to the public and the press. This event will provide insight into how the metal detectors will function and the impact expected on daily school operations.

A Commitment to School Safety

The implementation of metal detectors follows the Broward County School Board’s decision to enhance security protocols across high school campuses. As stated by the board and the superintendent, along with safety, security, and emergency preparedness staff, the priority is the safety of every individual entering the school premises.

The initiative is a response to growing concerns over school safety nationally and represents a proactive approach to managing potential security threats. The metal detectors are just a part of the district’s ongoing efforts to ensure a secure and conducive learning environment for all students and staff.

Following the summer program, BCPS plans to expand this security measure to other high schools across the district with the start of the 2024/25 school year. This strategic rollout underscores the district’s commitment to implementing robust safety measures, aiming to safeguard its students comprehensively.

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