NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the city will increase its use of metal detectors to scan students for weapons. His decision followed the discovery of five guns at different city schools in less than a week, and after the release of a viral video of a fight at a Staten Island school on Friday.
But Adams stopped short of fully endorsing de Blasio's plan, saying he would work with local community groups, parents and students to find a new solution.
"I have been meeting with a group. They have the technology that you don’t need a metal detector," Adams said earlier this week. "We don't need to dehumanize children. There's new technology out there where you don't need that visible presence."
Greg Floyd, the president of Teamsters Local 237, which represents school safety agents, joined political anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” on Tuesday evening to talk about the debate over safety agents in city schools and why there are fewer agents today.
Watch the full interview above.
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