Students continue to be late at Walton HS; parents say clearing security takes hours
Bronx students at Walton High School in Kingsbridge Heights are lining up, sometimes for hours, to clear metal detectors. Students say the waiting is making them late to class.
The school has two metal detectors, one for boys, one for girls, set up to scan roughly 3,600 students. Students say sometimes it takes them up to two hours to get inside.
When News 12 The Bronx visited the High School on Wednesday, lines were moving and there were more security guards on staff than last week, which was the last time News 12 visited. Parents say that kind of security was not seen earlier this week, last week or the week before that. Many parents and students say the extra security was put there for the cameras. Parents also report seeing fights on a regular basis and worry their children will get hurt while waiting to get inside.
Parents at the Bronx school are getting together on Monday to take their concerns to the borough's new region one superintendent.