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Bedford School Leader issues statement on COVID-19 Rumors

Liberty School and Shelbyville Central High School have had several teachers, along with their administrative staffs, quarantined due to being considered a close contact of a person who has tested positive. Superintendent of Schools, Don Embry says the school system has had a couple of staff members at each school who have tested positive for COVID-19.

There has not been a wide-spread number of students or staff who have tested positive. There has been number of staff members who have been quarantined due to being exposed to someone who has tested positive outside of the school system. Embry says they have isolated cases at every school and those students have been identified and isolated.

In addition, those students who have been identified as a close contact have been quarantined as well. Contrary to Facebook rumors, there have not been large numbers of students at any school sent home because of positive cases.

Bedford County teachers and administrative teams are working hard to manage a very difficult situation and are keeping the safety and welfare of all in mind.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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