Middle school administrators being investigated for not following protocol

Middle school administrators being investigated for not following protocol

Middle school administrators being investigated for not following protocol

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by Renee Murphy

WHAS11.com

Posted on January 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 25 at 8:43 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Administrators at a Louisville middle school are being investigated for not following safety procedures.

A suspicious item was found at Frost Middle School on Wednesday but administrators did not tell police or JCPS security.

When police showed up at Frost Middle School Thursday, it was not because school leaders called them. It was only after a tip came into the 574-LMPD hotline.

“We are just trying to find out why what happened on Wednesday happened and try to figure out why the decision was made,” JCPS Ben Jackey said when asked about what he had to say to concerned parents.

Jackey says an investigation is underway.

On Wednesday afternoon school administrators discovered a firecracker in a toilet paper roll with BB pellets outside a classroom. At the time no one knew for sure if it was an active explosive.

“Because the safety of our kids is the number one priority, we ask our administrators and our school staff when a situation like that happens to contact emergency personnel immediately and then contact school security,” Jackey said.

Police later told the school the object was not active but parents are still upset about the way the matter was addressed.

“I am really upset. They are not handling the situation very good at all,” one father whose daughter is in the 8th grade said.

The object was found after students had left for the day on Wednesday.

Authorities believe they know who was behind the firecracker, but no arrests have been made.
 

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