Superintendent Caulk Reveals New School Safety Measures


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County school system has revealed additional details on how it will deal with recent safety concerns at Tates Creek High School, in the wake of three separate incidents within two weeks where students brought guns to the school.

Superintendent Manny Caulk told the Lexington Herald-Leader he will hire four new staff members to improve the climate and safety at the school.  He says they will not be law enforcement officers, but says they will work with students and families.

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Last week, Caulk announced  a five prong safety plan for Fayette County schools, involving students, family, staff, law enforcement, and community.  The plan also involves the use of metal detectors at high schools that will be rotated randomly from school to school so students don’t know when to expect them.

Caulk says the five-prong safety plan is still in the early stages.

There is no word on when the new staff members for Tates Creek High School will be hired.

Information from the Lexington Herald-Leader