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Many school districts taking extra precautions after CT shooting

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The board says once these measures are put into place, they're asking for everyone's patience moving forward. The board says once these measures are put into place, they're asking for everyone's patience moving forward.
HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) -

The tragic school shooting in Connecticut has many school districts taking extra precautions this week.

Thursday night, the Hopkins County School District is in talks to make permanent changes when it comes to school security.

The board says they don't have specific changes yet, but they plan to discuss different ideas over the next couple weeks.

The Board of Education met earlier this week and addressed potential changes. The district will likely make adjustments to the way they handle visitors entering the schools.

Assistant Superintendent Steve Gilliam says they have a system in place that works, but there's always room for improvement, especially after seeing the tragic events that took place a week ago.

The board says once these measures are put into place, they're asking for everyone's patience moving forward.

"Along with these changes, there will probably be some inconveniences for folks and we certainly ask for the publics cooperation," Gilliam said. "It's sad that we have to do these things and we wish we didn't but to protect our kids, it's just going to take a little bit of inconvenience and cooperation"

The district plans to announce these changes after Winter break.

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