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Metal Detectors Should Not Be Scanned, Treated Like A Criminal?

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Would you like to come to school like a prisoner? To be scanned, treated like a criminal? Of course not. Adding metal detectors to schools would do just that. It

would be unjust and downright disrespectful. The schools are saying they don 't trust its own people.

Speaker ________ said that using metal detectors reduces the risk of entering school with weapons. However, according to the U.S. Department of Justice, metal detectors are usually not effective when used on purses, backpacks, briefcases, or suitcases. There is usually a large number of different objects or materials located in or as part of the composition of these carried items that would cause an alarm. {National Institute of Justice Research Report: Chapter 3-Metal
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Speaker ________ said that it increases perceived level of safety, thus creating a more comfortable learning environment. According to the NASP, studies have shown that the presence of security guards and metal detectors in schools negatively impacts students’ perceptions of safety and even increases fear among some students. (30,31) The use of metal detectors is negatively correlated with students’ sense of safety at school, even when taking into account the level of violence at the schools. (33) {31}Bachman, R., Randolph, A., & Brown, B. L. (2011). Predicting perceptions of fear at school and going to and from school for African American and White students: The effects of school security measures. Youth & Society, 43, 705-726. 31 {32}Schreck, C. J., & Miller, J. M. (2003). Sources of fear of crime at school: What is the relative contribution of disorder, individual characteristics and school security? Journal of School Violence, 2, 57-79., {33} 3 Gastic, B. (2011). Metal detectors and feeling safe at school. Education and Urban Society, 43,
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