BROCKTON, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — On Friday morning, Brockton Police removed and arrested a Brockton High School student who allegedly brought a gun into the building. The school took caution and went into lockdown while the premises was swept by police, students were then dismissed early.
Following the incident, the district announced Saturday that they will be increasing security measures around the building.
Starting when students return to school Tuesday, additional police officers are set to be placed at building entrances and stationed there for the entire school day. The district is also working with the Brockton Police Department to find the most efficient ways to use hand-held metal detectors.
During a Brockton Emergency School Committee Meeting Saturday, Superintendent Michael Thomas said that about 50 surveillance cameras will be added to the 200 already present in Brockton High School.
"We will devise a plan to determine how long to keep enhanced security measures in place or set a time to reassess the enhanced measures," the district said in a public statement on Saturday.
It was during the emergency meeting that Thomas and other committee members applauded police, staff, and students in their calm handling of the situation.
WBZ's Charlie Bergeron (@CharlieBergeron) reports.