While the board took no action that night, board members listened to school officials, who talked about an anonymous tip line for students and a key card entry for teachers and staff. More specifics about both will likely be presented at future board meetings.
Trigg County School Superintendent Travis Hamby and Matt Ladd, District Facility Manager for Trigg County Schools, both talked about security issues at the schools and about a school safety audit.
Both said the discussion about safety is even more relevant in the aftermath of the incident in October, wherein two Trigg County High School students brought a gun to the school. Hamby said the project would include adding key card readers and replacing obsolete locks on some of the doors.
“To put in simple terms … all the doors would be locked at all times, and most of the time our teachers are with kids between the Primary/Intermediate and the Middle School,” Hamby said. “So the teachers could just swipe their cards, moving kids out and the door open. We could actually integrate that into our nametags eventually.”
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