School Officials and Law Enforcement Meet in Johnson County

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Johnson County and Paintsville Independent School officials got together with local law enforcement Wednesday to discuss school safety.

School officials say they have felt the impact from the Sandy Hook tragedy and the shootings now have them paying extra attention to school procedures.

"We don't want that to happen anywhere but especially not here in our community," said Johnson County Superintendent Steve Trimble.

Officials say this initial meeting served as a starting point for further discussions on ways to improve school safety in their schools.

"We are looking at maybe putting magnetic doors and buzzer systems in all of our schools," said Paintsville Superintendent Coy Samons. "We would all like to see school resource officers in our school districts."

Reviews and revisions of procedures will continue.

"We are going to reconvene at the first of the year and I think you'll see some plans come," said Samons. "Our number one priority is the safety of our students."

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