600 weapons a month confiscated at Yakima County Courthouse

YAKIMA, Wash. -- KIMA is following up on security changes at the Yakima County Courthouse. We learned deputies are confiscating up to 700 weapons a month. About 100 of those are guns.

Everything from tasers to pocket knives are put in lockers until you leave.

Video surveillance was installed above the metal detectors and a floor-to-ceiling barrier was built between the courthouse and the entry way.

People we talked to say it makes them feel safer.

"I came here when I was pregnant through two pregnancies and I it did cross my mind," said visitor Lacy Heinz. "There's a lot that goes on in this courthouse and so I appreciate the security, personally."

That large number of weapons removed has been virtually unchanged since the start of the metal detection.

Deputies say people just don't pay attention to the signs. It's a learning curve that could take a few more years.