Lockwood Schools Get Metal Detectors, Thanks To The Flakes
Lockwood is the latest school district to receive new metal detectors donated by Mark and Paul from Cat Country 102.9.
Tobin Novasio, Superintendent for Lockwood schools, who was present for the delivery, said, "It's great for us to tap into a resource that we don't currently have, and it's not costing the taxpayers anything, so that's something we're always interested in."
Novasio discussed the great relationship they've had with the Flakes over the years, including the Flakes' appearance in a celebrity basketball game. "When we were running the school bonds," Novasio said, "I went on (their show) to promote it. They've been big advocates for our community."
With the money Lockwood will save not having to purchase metal detectors, funding will be used for other projects that include remodeling entrances at the intermediate and elementary schools. School officials plan to have metal detectors ready for this year's 8th Grade graduation ceremony. Last year, unsubstantiated threats were made and sheriff presence was needed.
Back in January, the Breakfast Flakes' offer to purchase metal detectors for Billings School District 2 was declined. That's when word spread to other schools around the state about this opportunity.
Since then, Shepherd, Melstone, Ryegate, Big Timber, and other schools have accepted this gift of school security from The Flakes with more to be announced soon.