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Kentucky lawmakers wants armed officers, metal detectors in every school

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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- A Kentucky lawmaker wants armed officers and metal detectors at all 1,245 public schools in the state.

State Representative Richard Henderson, a Democrat from Mount Sterling, says he will form a task force to see if that's possible.

Last week, Jon Akers, Director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety, which helps schools develop state-mandated safety plans, said there are 221 public schools in the state with on-site school resource officers.

Akers also said metal detectors are only effective if they are installed at every school entrance, not just the main door.

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