School administrators have tabled plans to use a hand-scanning device to increase security at a high school in Merrimack, N.H., after parents voiced privacy concerns.

The device already has been installed at Merrimack High School's entrance, but Superintendent Marge Chiafery put the plan on hold this week after school board members said they had received several complaints from parents.

According to a letter sent home to students last week, all students and staff


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