Pike County Schools Say They Could Still Arm Teachers

Posted at 3:30 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 15:30:58-04

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB) – Officials with the Pike County Board of Education deny a report that they are scrapping plans to arm teachers.A report by the Lexington Herald-Leader on Friday reports that Pike County deputies will patrol the area’s five high schools, instead of an earlier proposal to allow teachers to carry firearms.Pike County Board Officials voted in February to approve the measure. Superintendent Reed Adkins tells EKB News that despite the schools having deputies on property, they are not getting rid of their plan to potentially arm teachers.“We’re happy with having the deputies in the schools, and they’re doing good jobs. As long as we have them we’re happy to use them as the armed person in the building. But to say we’ve given up on the plans to arm our teachers, that’s not the case”," said Adkins.