Corbin attorney pledged thousands for school metal detectors

CORBIN, Ky. (WTVQ) – One Kentuckian is being proactive in the midst of school shootings and threats by donating his own money to help make schools safer.
Shane Romines is an attorney in Corbin, but with recent school shootings and threats, he is now known as the man who started an initiative in area schools.

Romines, an attorney with Copeland & Romines Law Office has pledged $20,000 to buy metal detectors for each of the five schools in the Corbin Independent schools district.
He announced his pledge on Friday in one of his Facebook videos and from there he says it has taken off.

He says the movement has expanded and now more than $75,000 had been pledged to supply metal detectors, equipment, and training in Corbin Independent schools, Laurel, Whitley, Knox and Bell County school districts.

He says Knox County was the first to accept his offer, and now it is in the process of installing metal detectors in its schools.

“Hopefully it means once they are inside the doors at least, they have security and just peace of knowing there is no weapon inside that school. It’s not going to stop everything, its not the full answer obviously but they’ll know at least for the moment while they are in there, nothing is in there, and if it comes in there, they are going to know about it.”

Since the announcement Romines says he has been contacted by others from Lexington and both ends of the state who want to help raise money for metal detectors and school safety initiatives.

He tells ABC 36 a local security company is also on board selling the metal detectors at cost with free installation.

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