Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Knott speaks with WAVE 3's Jaimie Weiss.
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Concerned calls, E-Mails and posts on Facebook from parents have flooded our WAVE 3 News team since Friday.
The parents want to know if the bomb threats and reports of guns are real and if it's safe to keep their children in school. We took those concerns to administrations. Districts across Kentuckiana say they take every threat seriously, especially in light of the Connecticut school tragedy.
Many parents said they were pulling their students out of school the day they hear about bomb threats or reports of students with guns. We've heard of these threats in Clarksville, Jeffersonville, Pleasure Ridge Park, Bullitt and Meade Counties in just two days.
Several said they are thinking about home schooling their children because they feel they can protect them better than the schools. Clarksville Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Knott says they will work with parents on whatever decision they make, but gave this advice right now.
"I would always caution anybody to make life altering decisions in a crisis situation," said Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Knott. "Folks need to make those kinds of decisions maybe in a time that isn't so heightened or so alarming."
When it comes to addressing your child's concern about their safety after hearing of a threat, Dr. Knott says first you need to reassure your student, next you should ask investigative questions. "What did you see? Tell me exactly what you saw? Who put that out there?"
Once you get as much information as you can, then decide if you or your child should report it to officials.
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