MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– Officials with Montgomery County Schools sent a letter home to parents Friday afternoon following an incident with a knife.
The letter reads as follows:
Safety is always our top priority at Montgomery County Schools. This morning, at the beginning of the school day, an event happened at the high school that we wanted to make you aware of.
After hearing about rumors of a threat and a knife being brought to school, school and district administration working with school and local law enforcement conducted an immediate investigation, resulting in a knife being found in the possession of a student. The situation has been completely taken care of and appropriate disciplinary action will occur. During events like this, rumors can expand and spread, which is why we wanted to make you aware of this as soon as possible.
Please take this opportunity to talk with your children about safety and the importance of reporting dangerous situations to adults. Please remember that anyone can report unsafe or dangerous situations to the Safe School Helpline via several methods: (1) Call 1-800-4-1VOICE ext. 359 (1-800-418-6423 ext. 359); (2) Visit www.safeschoolhelDline.com; (3) Text T1PS to 66746; (4) Download the “Safe School Helpline” app in the App store or GooglePlay.
Thank you for joining our team efforts in continuing to make Montgomery County Schools the safe and wonderful district it always has been.
Rocky Franz, Principal