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East Bernstadt Tries Out Metal Detectors

Posted at 10:18 AM, Apr 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-10 10:18:45-04

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Months after Sheriff John Root announced he would seek to have metal detectors in all the schools in his county, East Bernstadt Independent took a trial run with the new hardware.

Sheriff’s officials conducted a hands-on training exercise Tuesday as students walked into the building. 

The metal detectors are in place at all entrances to the school and personnel from the Laurel County Sheriff’s office were positioned at each entrance to provide training to school staff on the proper use and procedures of the newly installed equipment.

Sheriff John Root says that it went smoothly and didn’t cause delays for students entering the building.

In addition to the added safety feature at East Bernstadt Independent schools, the Laurel County Sheriff’s office will continue to do their random, unscheduled school safety walk-throughs regularly throughout the school year.