LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A JCPS high school revised its security policy as a result of the shooting in Connecticut. Beginning January 23, DuPont Manual High School students will be required to wear a school-issued identification badge every day, all day long.
"With the horrible tragedy in Newtown, we would be remised if we didn't sit down and look at what our policies," Principal Larry Wooldridge said.
School personnel sent a letter to parents outlining Manual's new policy. Students will receive a lanyard and ID during homeroom January 23.
"We require visitors, parents, and staff members to wear an ID, but we have 1,900 amazing students who do not wear IDs. We need to quickly identify our kids," Wooldridge said.
Administrators referenced Manual's close proximity to UoL's campus and how often students come and go from the building.
"We have students who attend UofL classes every day and we have students from UofL walk past our campus. So we just need to be able to quickly identify who everyone is on our building," Wooldridge said.
Ultimately, it's the student's responsibility to bring their ID to school every day. "A lot of my classmates are kind of apprehensive about it," Senior Robyn Blackman said. "I think they're really going to realize that it makes for a safer, more secure environment and the administration really does care about our safety especially since the Newtown incident."
If a student forgets their ID, they'll be issued a sticker - similar to what a visitor wears.
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