Midland Schools Getting Security Upgrades

The Midland Board of Education has approved the purchase of a new weapons detection system for the district’s middle and high schools.

The district will use funds from a school safety grant and the its general fund to pay for the $900,000 equipment. 10 devices described as non-intrusive will be placed in the entrances of the schools, with school resource officers and other personnel stationed at the gates. The devices are designed to detect weapons with continuous updates to its software.

They are expected to be fully installed by Christmas time.