Henry Clay High School delays implementing metal detectors

Courtesy: Fayette County Public Schools

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Henry Clay High School has announced it won’t start using metal detectors until next year.

In a letter sent to parents, Principal Paul Little Jr. says, while the plan was to begin using the metal detectors this year, it was decided it would be best to hold off until the 2020-2021 school year. He says the delay is so the district can construct a secure vestibule to the front entrance of the school.

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Metal detectors are already in use in the district’s other five high schools.

Little says Henry Clay High School is still using the district’s 10 point safety plan such as student I.D. badges, making sure all visitors check in and check out through the front entrance, arming the alarms on doors that allow access to the building, and ensuring all doors remain locked throughout the school day.