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CARMEL, Ind. — When the Carmel Clay School Board meets on Wednesday, there will be metal detectors in place.

The district is adding wand metal detectors after Robert Lesher was arrested July 26 when a gun fell out of his pocket during a board meeting.

A notice on the school board’s website says, “Due to a recent incident during a School Board meeting, all participants are subject to metal detection and may be subject to pat down based upon metal detector activation.”

District spokeswoman Emily Bauer said those wanting to attend board meetings should expect metal detectors “from now on.”

Under state law, it is a felony to have a firearm on school property or a school bus.

At the July 26 meeting, officers immediately took the gun from Lesher and escorted him out of the building. He was arrested and faces one count of possession of a firearm on school property.

Police said they don’t believe Lesher was a threat to anyone at the meeting or otherwise.