As part of our ongoing commitment to providing a safe and secure learning environment for our students and staff, Mesa Public Schools is installing weapons detection systems at all our high schools. The program was first rolled out at Skyline High School and all high schools will have the system implemented before graduation. The safety and well-being of our students and staff are our number one priority, and this system aims to enhance our existing security measures. 

The weapon detection system utilizes advanced technology to identify and alert school administrators to the presence of concealed weapons upon entry to campus. The system is designed to detect metal objects associated with weapons and does not capture or store personal information about individuals. Privacy and confidentiality are top priorities, and the system adheres strictly to applicable laws and regulations. The weapons detection technology is also medically safe.

When going through the detection, please take the following steps:

  • Have your student ID out and visible.

  • Backpacks should be worn on both shoulders.

  • Remove all electronic devices (laptops, tablets) and three-ring binders out of your backpack.

The Mesa Public Schools Governing Board approved the weapons detection program at its November 28 meeting. The system will also be in place for graduation ceremonies and other school events. Beginning on June 11, the system will be in place for Governing Board meetings.