Weapons detectors provide additional security at local high schools

The Calcasieu Parish School Board began full implementation of weapons detectors at three high school campuses on Wednesday, Feb. 28, as part of the district’s ongoing commitment to student and staff safety. Students and visitors at DeQuincy, Starks, and Vinton High Schools will be required to pass through these weapons detectors upon entry to each school site. This move, which will be mirrored across high schools in the district in the coming weeks, is just one additional security measure going into place for increased campus security.

These three schools completed pilot sessions with weapons detectors earlier this semester, and the remaining high schools in the parish will do the same before full implementation this spring. These weapons detectors are a grant-funded initiative in the district.

Students and visitors are asked to be patient and understanding, as there will likely be a slight delay in arrival procedures during the initial implementation process.