During the week of Sept. 13 through Sept. 17, St. Mary’s public school system, in partnership with Motorola Solutions and Avigilon Corporation, will pilot a new physical security screening system at Great Mills High School. The system will be temporarily installed for one week for demonstration and evaluation by school administrators.

The screening system is designed to be an effective, touchless scan for concealed weapons detection without the need for stopping, emptying pockets or waiting in lines. It is designed to be an improvement over more traditional screening procedures that rely on metal detectors, hand wands and invasive bag checks, according to a release from the school system, and the pilot is being offered at no cost.

School officials will complete a full assessment and evaluation of the system to include cost and implications for future budgets with the intention to deploy across all high schools.

For more, contact call 301-475-5511, ext. 32238.