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Wed April 22, 2009
Christian County Shool Safety
By Angela Hatton
Hopkinsville, KY – Two days after a middle school student brought a gun and ammo to class, Christian County District officials are evaluating safety measures in the county's middle and high schools. Superintendent Brady Link says the seventh grade boy brought a handgun to class and showed it to some other students, who then notified officials. The student was arrested and taken to the Christian County Juvenile Detention Center. Link says school officials and local law enforcement plan to meet and decide what to do next to ensure future student safety.
"We are obviously going to reiterate to the students the importance of doing what they did and we may look into other deterrents as far as having students who might bring guns to school. Anything is not off the table."
Link says options could include having a full-time Family Resource Center officer at each middle and high school, and encouraging the community to keep firearms out of childrens' reach.