These 7 local schools will have weapon detection systems installed

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Public Schools announced Tuesday that it’s launching a pilot program to test the use of a walk-through weapons detection system to screen every student and campus visitor.


The new technology will be installed at seven high schools, which district officials said were chosen at random.

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They include:

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  • Wekiva HS
  • Boone HS
  • Horizon HS
  • Lake Nona HS
  • Evans HS
  • Timber Creek HS
  • Jones HS

The district said Wekiva High School will begin using the system on Monday, Dec. 18.

The other six schools will implement the new system in phases, from January through March.

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Parents received specific information from students’ principals as to the exact date when the screenings will begin.

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