SOUND OFF: Metal detectors in public schools?

By Van Darden - Managing Editor

SAN ANTONIO - In the wake of recent shootings at schools in Santa Fe, Texas, and in Parkland, Florida, much of the national conversation has turned to how to protect students.

A common suggestion has been to install metal detectors at entrances, similar to ones at airports and government buildings.

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The proposal does not come without costs, however. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, metal detectors cost between $4,000 and $5,000.‚Äč

So what do you think? Can San Antonio afford to install metal detectors in schools? Can San Antonio afford NOT to?

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