Spurred by the slaying of a student at Reseda High School in February, the Tarzana Chamber of Commerce has offered to provide metal detectors to improve campus safety at three Valley schools.
Last week the business group donated nine of the $120 hand-held metal detectors to Taft High School in Woodland Hills, and extended similar offers to Reseda High School and Portola Junior High School in Tarzana.
"This is just terrific," said Ronald Berz, principal of Taft High School, which had received two detectors from the Los Angeles Unified School District. "We need these things not only for every day at school, but also for after-school activities such as football games and dances. This will save us time."
Richard Cord, principal of Portola Junior High School, said his school was provided with two detectors by the school district, but could use two more of the devices.