“It Takes A Village” Foundation donates metal detectors to Houston County schools
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Houston County Schools received 50 tactical handheld metal detectors donated from the “It Takes A Village” foundation.
The equipment is valued at $10,000.
Foundation Founder Dr. Vernard Hodges says he wanted to give back to Houston County schools.
“I was thinking about creative ways I can give back to Houston County schools. What can I do to help my village? Everybody’s doing book bags, everybody’s doing different things. I didn’t know the best solution, but thought I could get some metal detectors. I reached out to the school system with my idea and we went forward with it,” says Hodges.
Each high school will receive two metal detectors. Each middle and elementary school will receive one detector.
The metal detectors will be used for additional safety measures as necessary.