Laurel County Sheriff upholds promise to install metal detectors in schools

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Updated: Apr. 10, 2018 at 5:34 PM EDT
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LAUREL COUNTY, KY (WAVE) - Months after Laurel County Sheriff John Root announced he would seek to have metal detectors in all the schools in his county, East Bernstadt Independent took a trial run with the new hardware on Tuesday.

Sheriff's officials conducted a hands-on training exercise as students walked into the building.

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The metal detectors are at all of the entrances to the school. In addition to the detectors, personnel from the Laurel County Sheriff's office were positioned at each entrance to provide training to school staff on the proper use and procedures of the newly installed equipment.

Sheriff Root says Tuesday morning went smoothly and didn't cause delays for students entering the building.

In addition to the added safety feature at East Bernstadt Independent schools, the Laurel County Sheriff's office will continue to do their random, unscheduled school safety walk-throughs regularly throughout the school year.

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