Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

March 19, 2013

CHS launchs 24-hour security office for local law enforcement

By SHELLEY SMITH
Glasgow Daily Times

HORSE CAVE —

With the issue of school security at the forefront, Caverna High School Principal Brad Phipps decided that a 24-hour security office for local law enforcement would be mutually beneficial for officers and students.

After a break-in at the school over Christmas break and the Newtown school shooting, Phipps and staff were brainstorming ways to beef up security at the school. Different possibilities were investigated, but funding was an obstacle.

 “It’s hard to put a dollar amount on safety,” Phipps said.

Further research into providing the school with a full-time resource officer revealed that it would cost similar to the amount of a teacher’s salary, around $30,000-$40,000.

“That’s a significant amount for a small school district,” Phipps said.

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