MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Mayor Willie Herenton says metal detectors to screen for weapons will be installed in all Memphis high schools and middle schools.
Herenton made the announcement Wednesday in response to two recent shootings at Memphis high schools. In the latest incident, a 19-year-old senior at Mitchell High School was shot several times during a gym class and critically wounded. A 17-year-old sophomore was charged with attempted murder.
The Memphis school board has been discussing a proposal to spend $4.5 million to put metal detectors in all high schools and middle schools.
Herenton said at a news conference that the time for talk is over and the metal detectors will be installed.
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