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:
“…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.”