NYC to add random metal detectors at public schools after multiple guns seized: de Blasio

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — After a series of recent incidents involving guns in school, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that New York City will increase the number of random metal detectors at some public schools.

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"We want to make sure in the tough moments we've gone through in the last year-and-a-half, that we are protecting our kids, protecting our schools," he said. "We know there's some schools where there's been some real issues lately, and we need to make sure we're adding extra protection to make sure there's never violence, never any incident where a child is harmed."

The city saw multiple incidents last week of a student bringing a gun onto campus.

On Wednesday, a 17-year-old showed his weapon off to a