Reading school district searches students

November 12, 2008 5:46:43 AM PST
Students in a southeastern Pennsylvania school district are facing random searches after 2 recent weapons incidents. Reading High School students were confronted with metal detectors at the only open entrance on Tuesday. About 600 of the 3,800 arriving students were searched as they entered. Then hand wands were used for random searches of other students, and of lockers.

Principal Wynton Butler says the random searches and the locker searches will continue.

Three Reading High students are facing assault charges in two recent incidents. Authorities say in the past two weeks, one student has been cut on the shoulder during a fight, and a security guard has been shot in the hand by a student wielding a pellet gun.

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Information from: Reading Eagle, http://www.readingeagle.com/

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