PA bill would require metal detectors and armed guards at schools

02.21.18 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Rep. Rosemary M. Brown, a Republican who represents Monroe and Mike counties, has introduced a bill ensuring the highest security measures are taken in the state's schools.

This comes in light of school safety and security concerns after a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High school in Parkland, Florida, last week.

If passed, Brown's legislation would fund, as well as mandate, that each school building establish a primary entrance equipped with a metal detector. In addition, she says at least one armed safety officer would be present during school and at after school activities.

Brown said the bill would "mimic what already occurs when one enters a federal building."