Rep. Frank Nicely will discuss his proposal to make our schools safer this afternoon on both Channel 6 and WBIR. For this week’s full press conference held by Knox County School Superintendent Jim McIntyre on school safety and the measures currently in place in Knox County, click here… McIntyre cites the following safety measures:

• Video monitoring systems
• Classroom door hardware that locks from the inside (finishing up last schools now – done by FEB.)
• Secure entrance vestibules at a growing number of schools
• School security and/or school resource officers at all HS & MS, and many ES
• Random searches for dangerous weapons
• An anonymous Text tip line
• Student and adult Threat Assessment protocol
• 800 mHz radio communication system that is interoperable with law enforcement
• A school safety plan at each school that is reviewed and updated at least annually.