- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts superintendent says she hopes a recently announced security audit of area schools will be completed by this fall.

The Telegram & Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1GQ3irR ) the outside audit is intended to determine what additional security measures Worcester schools should implement.

School safety liaison Rob Pezzella says schools and police have already implemented a measure officials announced last week by stationing officers at the district’s high schools. Additional measures could include metal detectors.

The new security measures came in the wake of a series of weapons-related arrests at or near some of the high schools over the past few weeks.

Superintendent Melinda Boone says school officials haven’t determined the cost of the audit, which city department would pay for it or which fiscal year it would impact.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), https://www.telegram.com

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