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Security was tight as students participated in commencement ceremonies for St. Albans High School at the Charleston Civic Center Security was tight as students participated in commencement ceremonies for St. Albans High School at the Charleston Civic Center
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CHARLESTON, WV -

Proud parents and grandparents will soon be filing into graduation ceremonies across our region. Students from St. Albans High School got their diplomas Monday night at the Charleston Civic Center in Charleston, WV.

If your student hasn't put on their cap and gown yet, be prepared to have your belongings searched when you attend.

Individuals may be asked to take certain items back to their vehicles. There are metal detectors that graduates have to walk through. Their belongings will be searched before they can enter the graduation area.

"We'll be looking for any type of flammables, any type of silly string," said Charleston Civic Center Assistant Manager, Jim Smith.

Smith said nothing that could be considered a weapon will be inside graduation ceremonies at the Civic Center or the Municipal Auditorium. Spectators won't have to walk through metal detectors but their bags will be searched.

"Any type of bags, purses or diaper bags we will search," Smith said.

A sign on the door of the Civic Center Monday said that even wrapped gifts should be left in the vehicle or at home and given to the graduate later. Wrapped gifts won't be allowed in the ceremony area.