New York's School weapon-scan called a success
NEW YORK — Students checked more than 1,500 guns, knives and other dangerous items at the door at New York City schools this year - down 18 percent from last year.
During the same period from 2005 to 2006, police collected 383 weapons and 1,678 dangerous items.
The NYPD has placed the machines in 82 high schools and middle schools across the city since taking over school safety in 1998. They also use portable metal detectors and perform random unannounced scans in other schools.
Meanwhile, 14,285 cellphones and 2,558 iPods were also confiscated through April, according to the Department of Education.
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