Schools hold forum on school safety after Newtown school shooting


by Brittany Gonzalez

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 12:28 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 18 at 6:31 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Local schools have stepped up security in the wake of Friday’s shooting and on Monday night, Oldham County High School held a forum on school safety. School administrators and law enforcement officials were on hand to answer parents' questions.

The biggest concern for many parents was the access to getting inside the schools.

"One of the concerns I had after what happened over the weekend is the door system of how they are able to get into the school," Denise Kirk said.

Kirk is new to the school system. She has two children one in high school and the other in middle school.

"It was scary to send your child to school today," Kirk said.

Assistant Superintendent of Oldham County Schools, Don Orman, reassures parents Monday night of the safety measures the district has in place, such as magnetic doors, surveillance cameras, and three rotating police officers.  

Parents concerns and suggestions were complied and will be presented to the superintendent.

There will be three more safety forums on Tuesday.
-   Dec. 18, 9:30 a.m., North Oldham High
-   Dec. 18, 1:30 p.m., East Oldham Middle
-   Dec. 18, 6 p.m., South Oldham High