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February 21, 2018

24-hour school police presence, ongoing investigations pledged by local leadership 

LOUISA -- Lawrence County Schools Superintendent Dr. Robbie Fletcher, Lawrence County Judge/Executive John Osborne, Lawrence County Attorney Michael T. Hogan, Lawrence County Sheriff Garrett Roberts, Louisa Mayor Harold Slone, and Louisa Police Chief Greg Fugitt today issue the following statement:

Lawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan and Sheriff Garrett RobertsLawrence County Attorney Mike Hogan and Sheriff Garrett Roberts
"...The safety and security of the students, teachers, and staff at all Lawrence County Schools is of paramount concern to each of us. We are committed to doing all within our power to take any and all threats of violence serious in the aftermath of the senseless tragedies that have occurred both in Kentucky and throughout the nation.

We urge anyone with credible information regarding potential threats involving any school, individual, or group, to immediately contact Kentucky State Police, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, or the Louisa City Police. Please do not hesitate to do so.

In an age where social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat can sometimes produce false and/or erroneous information, we urge all parties to avoid spreading potentially frightening claims that have not come from official sources.

We want the public to know two things: we are taking all measures to fully investigate and follow up on all information regarding threats of violence, and until further notice, there will be a 24-hour police presence at all Lawrence County Schools either from KSP, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, or the Louisa City Police. We are implementing this at the request of Superintendent Fletcher, not to alarm anyone, but as a protective measure.

Know that each of us, in addition to our official roles, have a role far greater, and that is as parents. We share in the fears and concerns and we will do everything possible to insure the well-being of our children."

 

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+1 #7 ?!! 2018-02-24 16:46
I thought it was really good when I heard that a police officer would be in every school. I assumed it would be all day long. But that's not the case. They are only there for short periods of time. Sometimes sitting in their cars outside. We need someone in those schools all day long.
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+2 #6 How about 2018-02-23 00:29
Do something about the juveniles that burned the building down.
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+2 #5 Concerned Parent 2018-02-22 19:03
The police officer at Louisa Middle School sits in his car in the parking lot. I am not sure how much protection he can provide not being in the school.
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+5 #4 Bernard 2018-02-22 14:49
Good to know our officials are really concerned and take this seriously. Good job by all. ge4h8
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+9 #3 IDEA 2018-02-22 14:34
How about this? Parents get back to teaching kids good MORALS??? America and ACLU has, inadvertently, taken all morals of any kind away from children and the schools. Everyone thinks that banning weapons is the solution but I never once heard of a weapon killing people by itself without human actions. With all the terrorists using vehicles to kill people, why doesn't anyone want to ban vehicles??? Same logic!!!
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+5 #2 Hansel Davis 2018-02-22 06:24
That's good to see this finally taking place to protect our schools
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+8 #1 Joe Williams 2018-02-22 00:13
I agree and understand the measure of this issue. I really appreciate the law enforcement stepping up. I think this issue should be taken very serious. But why can’t we protect our children like we do on the government official and all public officials walk in the social security office or walk in a court house see the process you go through just to get in I really think that’s the way it should be in all schools.
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