Morgan State considering metal detectors for on-campus dorms

Morgan State considering metal detectors for on-campus dorms

BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Morgan State University is discussing how to improve student safety after a shooting Monday at an off-campus apartment complex.

They're considering adding metal detectors to their on-campus dorms.

A spokesperson sent FOX45 this statement:

"Right now we are looking at the possibility of placing metal detectors in all of the University's residence halls. The University's evaluation of this possibility would include examining costs, equipment options, operational needs, and examples of other universities that have implemented similar measures."

Students weren't sure it was a good idea.

“I'm really split at this moment,” said Charles Lucas about the idea.

“I heard about the shooting at Morgan View,” said Daquan Jones. "I think that is pretty crazy.”

Shots were fired on the fourth floor of the Morgan View apartments around 9:30 p.m. Monday night.

Police are still looking for three men seen in surveillance video from the apartment.

A school spokesperson says that shooting led to the university looking for ways to improve student safety.

Morgan View, though, would not be included in the plan to install metal detectors, since it is off-campus housing.

“Morgan View is definitely the place where it should be,” said Jones. "You have a lot of people outside of campus that wander onto Morgan View."

More than 2,000 students live on campus at seven residence halls.

Those FOX45 spoke to say they feel safe, pointing out campus security and police that are constantly patrolling.

Students also aren't sure about having to go through metal detectors every time they enter their dorm.

“It might get frustrating for you, because you’re, like, 'I'm trying to get to class, I don't have time to do this,'” said Jones, adding there’s a 24-hour desk attendant at his dorm.

“Maybe I have my keys and I don't feel like taking them out every time I go through them. I just want to go to my room,” said Lucas. "It's also a very good safety precaution, because I can also know who's carrying and who's not. So, I’m split."

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