100,000 NYC School Children Face Airport-Style Security Screening Every Day
Article reviewing use of metal detectors in New York City schools and the questions raised at the intersection of student security and education.
From the ProPublica article:
Crime in the schools has dropped sharply but New York still requires students at more than 200 schools to take off their shoes and send their belongings through x-ray machines.
On the coldest morning New York City has seen this winter, a stream of teenage students hit a bottleneck at the front of a Brooklyn school building. They shed their jackets, gloves and belts, shivering as they wait to pass through a metal detector and send their backpacks through an x-ray machine. School safety agents stand nearby, poised to step in if the alarm bleats. Read more.