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Security expert says always teach behind locked doors

Not long after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting where 20 school children and six adult staff members were shot and killed, Kentucky Center for School Safety Executive Director Jon R. Akers was at a meeting with the Sandy Hook superintendent. Kentucky Center for...
Posted On 16 Mar 2018

Expert panel discusses Corbin school safety issues

Federal, state and local law enforcement, along with experts in school safety, met with members of the public and the Corbin Board of Education Tuesday night to discuss what steps may be taken to make Corbin Schools safer and to better prepare faculty, staff and students to deal...

W’burg STOP tip line activated to report school safety threats

Williamsburg Superintendent Dr. Amon Couch has one set of eyes and one set of ears. He is limited in terms of what he can see and hear. There are 800 students at Williamsburg Independent Schools, about 100 staff members and a whole town of people, who also see and hear things. If...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018

School safety fundraising effort for Corbin schools exceeds $40,000

Local attorney Shane Romines is continuing the effort to ensure Corbin Independent Schools two school resource officers remain on the job beyond the end of the school year. In a video posted on the Copeland and Romines Law Office Facebook page, Romines announced the fundraising...

School safety expert meets with Corbin Schools officials

Practice lockdown drills. Communicate with your community. Invest in more in-school police officers. That was the advice of Jon R. Akers, Executive Director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, to administrators with the Corbin Independent School system Monday. Akers met...

Portion of N. 10th Street will be closed during school

If you drive on North 10th Street in Williamsburg, then pay attention. Starting next month, a portion of the street will be closed daily while Williamsburg Independent School is in session. During its monthly meeting Monday, the Williamsburg City Council unanimously voted to...
Posted On 18 Jul 2017