Hopson Says Security of Schools Has Been A Full Time Job

Hopson Says Security of Schools Has Been A Full Time Job

The man who will be the full time boss of Shelby County Schools says working on security alone has been a full time job.
MEMPHIS, TN (localmemphis.com) - The man who will be the full time boss of Shelby County Schools says working on security alone has been a full time job.

Superintendent Dorsey Hopson says he hates the way a news conference went a few weeks ago when he blamed Memphis City Police for not responding to several incidents.

That afternoon, police director Toney Armstrong blasted the school system for not following the proper procedures.

But now, they seem to have made up...and are working on a plan to keep kids safe in school.

Hopson blamed the problem on a failure to communicate. And says it will not happen any more.

“I've had two meetings with the Director of and I just want to say he's a great guy. I think when we had the press conference some of the us versus him was taken out of context. He's committed to safety. The sheriff is committed to safety,” Hopson said.

Hopson has changed security.

There are supposedly more hand wand metal detectors being used in elementary schools.

The exact plans are unknown, because school officials refuse to talk about them.

Memphis police are handling school security for schools inside the city limits until the end of the year. Then the sheriffs department will take over.

In the meantime, talking has replaced charges and counter charges.
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