Metal Detector to be Added at CS Court

College Station is upping the ante on security at its municipal court.

Starting Monday, anyone entering the court on Krenek Tap Road will go through a metal detector.

The $35,000 system will be paid for by an additional $3 fee on citation fines, a fee that was started by the state 1999 in order to improve security at its courts.

Municipal Court Judge Ed Spillane called the move a proactive step to keep citizens safe.

"This is just another effort by the city to ensure everyone’s safety in the court," Spillane said in a press release. "Many of the cases involve emotional situations with both defendants and the families of those affected by the cases we see.”