|Press Release: Jackie Abernathy, Director of Schools|
Marshall County High School continues to be a safe and secure environment for our students to learn and our teachers to teach. On Monday, November 12th, an incident occurred that was dealt with promptly according to board policy for student conduct. No further incidents have occurred at MCHS.
Through social media channels, many rumors have persisted that are unfounded. School staff and law enforcement have investigated all calls and information received regarding these issues. I have directed the administration at MCHS to utilize random entry searches with the use of metal detectors and to increase security. While realizing that this might cause an inconvenience to some, the priority is the safety of all of our students and staff.
At no time has a weapon of any kind been found on any student or in a vehicle at Marshall County High School. The use of metal detectors is purely precautionary.
As Director of Schools, I do want to thank the administration and staff at MCHS for their professionalism in dealing with a very difficult situation over the course of the past few days, and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Lewisburg Police department for their continued help and support.