During the summer of 2018, public schools in Indiana were given the opportunity by Governor Eric Holcomb to apply to receive handheld metal detecting wands at no cost. Districts could apply to receive one device per every 250 students. Greater Clark County Schools applied and received the handheld metal detecting wands.
Prior to placing the handheld metal detecting wands into service, the district’s General Counsel worked to assure the proper policy was developed. On May 8th, the Board of School Trustees approved policy 8401. The policy is linked below.
The handheld metal detecting wands are intended to be used to assist in finding illegal weapons in school settings and to deter students from bringing weapons to school. The policy gives our administrators the authority to use the wands if presented with reasonable suspicion. The purpose of this notification is to inform parents that GCCS Administration will begin using these wands in reasonable suspicion situations.
The safety and security of our students and staff is our number one priority. We encourage you to have direct conversations with your child(ren) about the consequences that will occur if weapons are brought into a school setting. If you ever have information to share with respect to school safety, please contact a school administrator.