Warren County Public School district addresses safety concerns

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- After a recent threat at South Warren High School, the school district’s superintendent is reaching out to parents who may have concerns about the safety of their students.

Last Friday, South Warren High School was placed on lockdown after some students received an anonymous threatening message.

On Monday, Warren County Schools Superintendent wrote a letter to parents on the district’s website.

“I can assure our community that anytime an individual threatens or creates unnecessary concern on behalf of our students and our schools. Not only do we take it seriously, but we are going to address it in a firm manner one that is consistent with our board policy, but one that also sends a strong message that our schools are safe,” said Clayton.

In the statement, Clayton goes on to say students routinely practice a variety of safety drills including intruder drills.

The school district also has school resource officers inside the middle and high schools.

“We had two resource officers that were on the scene immediately that day that were able to respond and quickly access what the situation was. It’s invaluable when it comes to protecting children and staff,” said Warren County Sheriff’s Office Captain Curtis Hargett.

Clayton says the district will continue to communicate all necessary information to parents through text and emails.

“We want our parent community to trust us and we have found by communicating as much information as we can that it helps us build that trust and strengthens the relationship of our parent community and our schools,” added Clayton

Clayton wants to remind parents to keep their emergency contact information up to date in the infinite campus system.

Here is a link to the full message on the district’s website: