Senator suggests hospitals have metal detectors

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In times of emergency, hospitals are where we go to feel safe and get help. But, some say lax security could turn them from safe havens to crime scenes. Now, one lawmaker wants every hospital in the state to use metal detectors to keep all weapons out. It’s unfortunate the lengths we have to go to, but it’s a reminder of the day and age we live in. The legislation was filed before last week’s shooting in Florida. It’s to protect nurses and other healthcare workers from acts of violence. Now, in the wake of Florida’s shooting, the bill’s sponsor says it’s needed now more than ever. Whether you’re fighting a cold or fighting for your life, hospitals are there with open doors, 24/7. But, that open door policy is becoming a point of concern.