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New Details Released On Fayette County School Safety Plan

Posted at 12:16 PM, Sep 07, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– There are new details about Fayette County Schools’ new 10 point school safety plan.

The plan is estimated to cost $13.5 million, which will be paid for by a new 5 cent property tax that was approved by the school board in July.

Friday morning Fayette County Schools announced a new safety plan to keep the children and employees of their schools safe. This comes at the heels of several safety concerns last year including a student shooting a firearm at Frederick Douglass High School.

Some new features in the plan will include law enforcement officers at every school, security alarms on all exterior doors, cameras, and metal detectors located at all middle and high schools, along with making more mental health professionals available.

“Our district would implement a comprehensive 10 point safety plan that would make Lexington a leader in the area school safety not only in Kentucky but across the United States and insure that our students in our schools are the safest in the nation,” said Manny Caulk.

This safety plan will go into effect after fall break and they will continue to keep the community updated on that plan.