The next time the Scranton School Board meets, members of the public will have to pass through a metal detector.
Just 18 hours after three people were killed at the Ross Township municipal meeting when a gunman opened fire, members of the Scranton School Board on Tuesday authorized the superintendent to have a walk-through metal detector placed at the entrance to the Administration Building.
“I think it’s a wake-up call,” Director Bob Sheridan, a retired police officer, said. “Any municipal building should have metal detectors at all times.”
Directors were conducting their monthly meeting Monday night when Sheridan received a news alert on his cellphone, alerting him of the shooting. Sheridan then called for a moment of silence.