Kids across Central Florida head back to school

Kids across Central Florida are heading back to school this Monday.

In Orange County, principals and assistant principals have been undergoing extra training. One device they are all learning how to use is a metal detection wand. They will be used at random to search students for weapons at every middle and high school in the county.

Orange County Public School Police say that students should already be familiar with the wanding process. Law enforcement has been doing random metal detection screenings since 2013.

The district says this is about prevention and early intervention. They believe their message is simple: don't bring a weapon to school. 

Then in Osceola County, 72,000 kids are returning to school this Monday.

The Osceola County Sheriff's Office says that they are keeping an eye on the safety situation not just inside schools, but also outside of schools. Sheriff deputies are expected to be near campuses today directing traffic and keeping an eye on kids as they head to school. 

There will also be school resource officers inside every school in the district. There are more than 60 school resource officers in their new school safety division. 

Firefighters in Osceola County will also be out today, reminding drivers to be careful on the road as the buses start rolling and kids start popping up at crosswalks.

Volusia, Lake, Marion, Sumter, Alachua, and Polk Counties are also heading back to class this Monday. Several other districts started last Friday. 

For usual links for going back to school, visit HERE.