Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:48:27 GMT
(WMC) - Collierville police say two robberies nearly a month apart may be linked. Reportedly, the two incidents both involve beauty professionals who work near the Winchester corridor of southeast Memphis. TheMore >>
Collierville police say two robberies nearly a month apart may be linked. Reportedly, the two incidents both involve beauty professionals who work near the Winchester corridor of southeast Memphis.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:47:14 GMT
(WMC) - The groundbreaking ceremony for a new hotel, named The Guest House at Elvis' longtime home Graceland, is set for August 14. The Guest House is said to include 450 rooms, meeting and special eventsMore >>
The groundbreaking ceremony for a new hotel, named The Guest House at Elvis' longtime home Graceland, is set for August 14.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:46:06 GMT
(WMC) - Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night. Police are investigating, and the driver remained in the area of the incident at HillviewMore >>
Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition after being hit by a vehicle Tuesday night.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:26:30 GMT
An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog 'Major' are back together again after Major was essentially stolen.More >>
An 11-year old diabetic girl and her service dog Major are back together again after Major was essentially stolen.More >>
BOONE COUNTY, KY (FOX19) -
On Wednesday, the public got their first look at a plan tolled out by Kentucky law enforcement that could arm your children's teachers, and other school workers as a way to mitigate an active shooter situation when seconds matter the most.
The "Protecting our Students and Teachers" or P.O.S.T. Program is designed to address any active shooter threat in schools. Any school employee could carry a concealed weapon after a rigorous training program.
It's modeled after the National Armed Pilots Program.
Boone County Constable Joe Kalil and Boone County Sheriff Mike Helmig started designing the program shortly after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
"Usually the police are only minutes away. When seconds count, you want the response to be a second ago. What we're doing is allowing the response to be within seconds instead of minutes," said Kalil, who is also the director of the P.O.S.T. Program.
The program is volunteer-based, but can apply to any school employee who meets the following criteria, listed on the P.O.S.T. Program's website:
Volunteers Only(Teachers, Administrators, Staff, Counselors, Nurses, Custodians, Bus Drivers)
Must Possess KY CCDW Permit
Attend a 1/2 day Pre-Course (designed to prepare participant for training course)
Complete Program Training Course (5-10 days in length, TBD)
Follow-up interview of participant with Sheriff & Superintendent
Semi-Annual Firearms Qualification
Annual 1-day Refresher Course prior to school year (includes firearms qualification)
In all, Kalil says the training after taking a concealed carry course will top 55 hours.
"All we're doing is stepping up to the plate, being leaders and proposing the most thorough, responsible program to arm school employees that we've seen in the nation," Kalil said.
For one area school district, they're already using armed personnel in their hallways, and they review their emergency plans monthly.
"All of the schools, middle and high, have armed SRO officers. You can't have anything better than a school resource officer who is in the school all day long," said Barbara Cain-Brady, Schools Community Relations Coordinator for Boone County Schools.
But, just the presence of an SRO isn't enough protection for some.
"One patrol officer in each school isn't enough. Because the school's are so big, if something happens at one end, they can't get to the other end quick enough," said Barb Massman, who has grandchildren in the school system.
Darin Smith of Florence and his wife are teachers. A plan to give them the option to teach classes armed isn't something that works for them.
"When I'm in a classroom as a teacher, I'm trying to build a strong relationship, a personal relationship with the students. If they're worried if I'm carrying a gun on my hip, or if they know that I am, that's going to get in the way of that," said Smith.
Kalil says the program will work for three reasons:
Friday, July 25 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 19:19:10 GMT
(WMC) – A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. As a result, the following 12 people were arrested: Preston K. Mitchell, 52, Memphis, Tenn., charged with procuring prostitutionMore >>
A prostitution sting was conducted at a Southaven hotel Thursday. Twelve people were arrested.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:31:11 GMT
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun. "I grew up with the fair, I was about a week old when I came to my first one," said Dan Jordan, an attendee. JordanMore >>
The Neshoba County fair began Monday, offering attendees hay rides, food and fun.More >>
Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:08:54 GMT
(WMC) - Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, will stand trial beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Maurice Brown Jr. was reported missing on July 1, 2012. His fatherMore >>
The trial for Maurice Brown Sr., who is accused of murdering his 3-year-old son, began Tuesday morning in Memphis. More >>