Lexington Catholic Train Staff And Teachers In Student Safety

Posted at 2:26 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 14:26:05-04

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Student safety is at the top of everyone’s priority list as the start of the school year gets underway. Lexington Catholic High School took their training a step further on Friday, by calling in help from the professionals.

The question likely on every school official’s mind lately, is how to make sure tragic scenes like the ones in Parkland, Florida and Marshall County, Kentucky don’t play out in their schools. 

"Something that we’ve seen over the last couple years is the trend with violence within schools and churches and just within communities rising," said Jason Rothermund. 

Rothermund is the president and CEO of APB Consulting Solutions, a company that focuses on how to make schools and businesses safer.

They brought their expertise to Lexington Catholic High School Friday morning.

"The fact that they’re taking the steps to train their staff and their teachers, I think, is a great testament to their commitment to student safety," said Rothermund. 

Lexington Catholic’s assistant principal said that they’ve put a lot of effort into ensuring their school is safe from the inside out, so APB is completing a full analysis of their vulnerabilities and strengths, from their policies and procedures to the building’s structure. 

He said they know it’s important to be prepared in case an active shooter comes to the school, but being proactive is even more important.