Safety changes announced after multiple gun incidents at Tates Creek High School

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Many parents were worried and demanded answers after investigators say three students brought guns to Tates Creek High School in less than two weeks.

Last week, several hundred parents attended a public forum at the school to discuss those three incidents and what can be done moving forward.

Fayette County Public School leaders have announced changes they say will make the school safer.

Fayette County Schools superintendent Manny Caulk said last week his safety approach has five-prongs: students, staff, law enforcement, families, and the community.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Caulk plans to hire four new staff members who will work with students and families to help make the school safer.

The Herald-Leader says Caulk told them those staff members will not be law enforcement, but will serve as an extension of law enforcement - helping school administrators and school leaders with student safety issues.

Caulk also plans to implement random metal detector screenings at all Lexington public high schools. He said those will likely begin after the Thanksgiving break.



 
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