Anyone planning to attend upcoming Pasco County School Board meetings should prepare to encounter more security than in the past.
The school district expects to have a larger contingent of sheriff’s deputies, who will check visitors’ bags and use a metal-detecting wand on them before they enter the Land O’Lakes meeting chambers.
“We’re going to make it as convenient as possible, to not slow people down,” district spokesman Steve Hegarty said. “But we also have a right to make sure people don’t come in with weapons.”
The district’s new safety officer, Mike Baumaister, had been working on a series of