BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Metal detectors will now be part of the security procedure for students in the Brentwood school district.

A shooting incident Friday outside the public library is forcing the added security measure, WCBS 880 Long Island Bureau Chief Mike Xirinachs reported.

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There will be “random searches with the metal detector as well as a handheld one,” said schools Superintendent Levi McIntyre.

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The district is also beefing up other security measures and asking for added police patrols.

“We will be working very closely with the police,” said Helen Moss, school board president.

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