A Michigan school district has selected an artificial intelligence (AI)-based gun detection platform as a way to proactively protect its students and faculty against gun-related violence.

It was recently announced that Adrian Public Schools of Lenawee County, Michigan, has deployed the A.I.-based gun detection video analytics platform ZeroEyes, which holds a U.S. Department of Homeland Security SAFETY Act Designation.

Adrian Public Schools is the largest school district in Lenawee County, serving more than 2,700 K-12 students. The district’s new security initiative was made possible by the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) Michigan state school aid budget, which included a 5% per pupil increase, marking the highest per-pupil allowance ($9,608) in state school funding history. 

A variety of K-12 school districts and other industries have adopted gun detection technology to improve building safety.