In light of Thursday's gun incident at Westside Elementary School, Shelby County Schools Interim Superintendent Dorsey HoPson said security procedures for SCS were immediately up for review.
That includes the screening process for students when they walk into a school building.
The merged county school district said that most middle and high schools have metal detectors installed, but none of the elementary schools do.
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The gun in the student's backpack fired, startling some 50 students who were with him in the cafeteria.
"It pains me that we'll be wanding kids," Hopson said Friday. "We may ultimately have to put metal detectors in elementary schools."
As for the cost of the hand wands, FOX13 News was told that the district already has a large supply to give to the schools but is unclear if the large, permanent metal detectors will be considered in the future for elementary schools in the county-wide district.