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Metal detectors considered for Kalamazoo schools after recent trio of city homicides

Posted on AllSides April 13th, 2024
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KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Public Schools board is considering adding metal detectors in schools following an uptick in homicides in Kalamazoo. The idea was brought up by Superintendent Darrin Slade at an informational dinner meeting prior to the 7 p.m. board meeting on Thursday, April 11. Slade broached the subject after Trustee Jermaine Jackson brought up how community violence affects students. “I guarantee you students are bringing guns inside our buildings,” Slade said. Jackson and Slade said they both visited Interfaith Homes apartments just hours before a man was...

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