Police buy US school weapon detectors

The Amsterdam-Amstelland police force has purchased 10 new mobile metal detection scanners from the US which they will use mainly use to control whether students going into secondary schools are carrying weapons, reports today’s Telegraaf.

The scanners will enable police to check up to 500 schoolchildren in half an hour. Earlier this month a 16-year-old student in Amsterdam died after being stabbed by a 14-year-old fellow pupil.

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