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Why Are Metal Detectors Necessary?

Yosiyah Griffin
Yosiyah Griffin Photo: / AFSC

AFSC St. Louis hosted a workshop in August 2021 with our Youth Council members and built skills around op-ed writing. Three have submitted their reflections on varying issues tied to divestment from racist and punitive measures--and investment in schools and communities.

In this article, sixth-grader Yosyiah Griffin examines why schools should invest in real student safety and educational enhancements rather than metal detectors.

(Posted Sept. 13, 2021)