Changes made at Brooklyn elementary school after child brought unloaded gun on campus

Councilmember Christopher Banks, city school officials and parents had a town hall earlier this week to discuss solutions to the safety problem.

Katelynn Ulrich and Adolfo Carrion

Mar 28, 2024, 9:55 PM

Updated 17 days ago

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Some security changes are coming to P.S. 158 in Brooklyn weeks after one student brought an unloaded gun to the elementary school.
Parent Kayla McNeil says she and others did not send their children to school today to take a stance after that gun was found on school grounds on March 7.
Councilmember Christopher Banks, city school officials and parents had a town hall earlier this week to discuss solutions to the safety problem.
"It needed to be a safe space, a place were people were comfortable with sharing their concerns. I think that was done. I think the administration got the point,” said Banks about the town hall.
The Department of Education says that P.S. 158 now has an extra school safety agent and a camera-based door locking system has been installed.


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