Rocori School Considers Metal Detectors

COLD SPRING, Minn. (AP) — The Rocori school board has not decided whether to install metal detectors after two weapons incidents in two weeks at the middle school.

The board discussed the issue Monday but did not vote on it. The option was also considered in 2003 after two students were shot and killed by another student at Rocori High School.

The St. Could Times reports that board member Eric Leither said there are better ways to improve security. The district is planning a community meeting to discuss the latest weapons incidents.

On April 11, a 13-year-old boy brought a gun to school and allegedly pointed it at students. A female student brought a knife to school on April 20.

Superintendent Scott Staska says metal detectors could cost more than $1 million.

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  • Chris

    What a dump. I would want my kids to go to an inner city school where its safe.

  • Dave

    This very thing always gets discussed, especially after a school shoot. But let’s think about this for a minute. If a shooter wants to inflict as much misery as he/she can where would they go? Why, right to where you have a large group of students massed up together to pass through one of these stupid detectors, where the district has conveniently lined up all of the victims in a row for them.

  • Sam I Am.

    How are metal detectors going to address the bullying issue.

  • Dave

    Even in this twisted age, their kids must be exceptionally evil.

  • Keeping it real in Minnesota

    I have relatives that go to school there, and a brother in law that teaches there…..and the price tag for the metal detectors?…whats one life worth to the school district?

  • wow

    Next is drug sniffing dogs, gps on your pencil? come on. If we cant control our kids and cant teach them how to deal with stuff the right way then castrate the parents and start requiring credit checks and background checks before you can have a child. I mean come on you cant get a job now days without credit checks background checks and Facebook checks how about requiring it to have children. If they violate throw them in jail. Our country is falling apart and no one is trying to fix it. Our solution is a metal detector.

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