Covington Police Beefing Up Presence At Schools In Wake Of Threat

Covington Interim Police Chief, Christopher J. Smith, early this morning spoke with the
City of Covington’s Superintendent of Schools regarding an unfortunate situation involving an
at-risk youth and an early intervention event that occurred to prevent greater risk for students
attending Rivermont School as well as others in the community. Since the situation began
yesterday, there has been concerted coordination amongst our law enforcement community, the
Office of the Commonwealth Attorney and school officials for the region.
The City of Covington’s Police Department has increased its presence within all schools located
within its city limits. Additionally, the Interim Chief has offered support services to the schools,
centered on facilitating discussions with students, parents and faculty on bullying, mental health
awareness as well as situational awareness. “Our goal is to raise general awareness on matters
that can be prevented, if you see something, say something”, said the Interim Chief of Police.
Should you wish to report any issues that impact public safety, please contact our Police
Department at (540) 965-6333.