Camden schools to use metal detectors at sporting events

CAMDEN COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – The Camden County School system has announced that metal detectors will be used at sporting events this school year.

The initiative is with the L.O.C.K.S. Foundation and is effective for football and basketball games at Camden High and Middle School. Spectators entering the gate or the building to watch these sporting events must be prepared to walk through a metal detector and or be subjected to a portable metal detecting wand.

No weapons and large knives will be allowed at these sporting events. All bags large and small will be searched. Even those persons with a concealed carry permit must leave their weapon in their vehicle or in a locked box on school campus.

A school spokesperson says the reason they are using the metal detectors is a proactive response for the safety of students, players, sporting event staff, school personnel, fans and law enforcement assigned to event security.

“We made a conscious decision based on actions across the nation/world to increase the safety of everyone in our schools and community,” said Marianne Russell with Camden County Schools.

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