Shelby County Schools Looking To Beef Up Security

Shelby County Schools Looking To Beef Up Security

Expect beefed up security around Shelby County Schools.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - Expect beefed up security around Shelby County Schools.

This after a gun accidentally went off in the cafeteria at Westside Elementary.

Robert Taylor just dropped his 5-year-old son off at Egypt Elementary school.

After two guns were found on two different Shelby County school campuses in the past week, he's worried about his kids' safety and he's not alone.

"The way things are going with children these days I think there should also be metal detectors as well for going to school," Taylor said.

With security measures being reviewed and changed at Shelby County schools, parents say the current system needs work.

"Anyone can be taking guns, blades..anything to hurt any other kid. So that's not safe," parent Esperanza Macias said.

Parents we spoke to said they're glad to hear that hand wands and metal detectors are being discussed among school officials.

For Taylor, he also wants balance. Where schools in both low and high income communities get the same amount of security.

"Don't ex out you know low schools that aren't just doing great right now...just as well as a bad student can bring a gun to school a straight A student can bring a gun to school," Taylor said.

A school spokesperson told us the district says the issue is still under review and they don't want to reveal details of any new security plans at the risk of student safety.
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