Good behavior will apparently be an important part of the Mayor’s new grading system for the city’s schools.
Bloomberg announced today that mobile scanners that check for weapons, similar to those used in airports, will be appearing in middle and high schools this spring in an attempt to further drive down an already significantly reduced crime rate in the halls and classrooms.
Starting on April 26, students will be forced to leave their guns, switchblades, and box cutters at home as the metal screening machines will make random, unannounced appearances in the city’s tougher schools.
Those Impact Schools, as the city calls them, have already seen as much as 33 percent drop in overall crime in the last school year, according to the city.
– Jason Horowitz