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Letter to the Editor: Cost of School Safety

Re: “Aptos in Shock” (GT, 9/8): To make campuses safer, I would no longer allow weapons on the school grounds. Waterproof handheld metal detectors can detect a concealed weapon, knives and other metal objects. They can range in price from less than $100 to expensive, but definitely cheaper than an alternative. The tool could also be used to check the perimeter of the school grounds. Several years ago, a metal detector was used on me at the entrance to the Santa Cruz County Fairgrounds; so too do students need to become familiar with being searched.

Louise Westphal
Scotts Valley

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