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Metal Detector Checks at MAST Academy

MAST Academy will participate in county wide metal detector checks.

The MAST Academy administration recently announced the re-introduction of random metal detector checks.

Principal Dr. Collman-Perez sent an email to MAST teachers stating the new metal detection initiative will begin Apr. 8.

Metal detector checks will be performed by a private metal detection security team partnered with Miami-Dade County Public Schools District. The team will be entering classrooms from grades 6-12 throughout the district, conducting random sweeps of classrooms to ensure safety and security for schools.

The metal detection team will be doing the classroom checks alongside respective school assigned resource officers.

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“Their presence will not only assist in coordinating the logistics of the visit but also ensure a safe, smooth, and efficient process throughout,” Collman-Perez stated regarding the School Resource Officer being present.

The upcoming metal detector initiative is an opportunity to continue maintaining a safe and secure school environment.

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Bárbara León
Bárbara León, Sports Editor
Bárbara León, a 14-year-old student at MAST Academy in Virginia Key, is taking a journalism course for the first time. She was born in Venezuela but moved to Miami when she was four years old. She lives in Downtown Miami with her mom and stepdad. León speaks Spanish as her first language but also knows English. She recently started attending MAST Academy and enjoys the location and environment. Despite having no prior interest or experience in journalism, she decided to take the course to improve her writing skills and to learn about journalism. León believes she will enjoy the class because she likes writing and covering stories. She is also interested in trying out beach volleyball, as she already plays court volleyball. León loves the beach and enjoys hanging out with friends and visiting beach towns like Naples and Cocoa Beach. Additionally, she is learning Portuguese to communicate with her family and French at school with her favorite teacher, Ms. Jasmin. Overall, León is excited about the new school year and the opportunities it brings. “I look forward to a successful new school year and new experiences” León said.
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