Pulaski Co. school district scans visitor’s ID for safety

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Parents and guardians send their kids to school believing they are in a safe place.

If you are visiting one of the Pulaski County schools you must report to the front desk and hand them your ID.

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They will take your ID and put it through a scanner that usually takes 30 seconds or less.

The scanner checks to see if you’re on any sex offender lists nationwide.

If you’re not, you’re picture pops up on the screen and a visitors pass will be printed for you.



If the system find your name on a sex offender list an alert pops up.

“It sends out a message to me, the school SRO, and several other people in the loop, and within 2 minutes we have a police officer here on site,” said Keith Patrick, Principal.

When you’re approved, you stay in the system. If you visit any other school in the district they can type in your name and find you as a safe guest.

The Fayette County School District has the same system at Frederick Douglass High School and Carter G. Woodson Academy.

Members of the Fayette County School District board will vote this month to approve the system in every school.