Amity Police continue safe schools trainings

AMITY >> As the new school year approaches, Amity Police and Daniel Boone School District staff continue to prepare for potential threats at the Daniel Boone Middle School.

Police Chief Andrew J. Kensey met with district Superintendent James P. Harris and Middle School Principal Jenny Rexrode over the summer at the middle school.

The school’s last active shooter lockdown training was held Feb. 8, less than one week before 17 people were killed in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 14.

Kensey said the police and school district would “facilitate future discussions on active shooter protocol, including lockdown and lockout procedures.”


“Our intent is to have monthly meetings, in order to have a collaborative response,” Kensey said back in February.

In other news, the police department recently installed a temporary Traffic Logix SafePace 500 Radar Sign along Old Airport Road.

“The carbon fiber sign is one of the most efficient signs in the industry,” said Kensey, adding that it will remain there for one month before police move it to another site.

Kensey said the department purchased two signs, for a total cost of $7,100.

“We’re placing them at the places where we get the most complaints, which now is Old Airport Road.”

“We can extrapolate information from the signs to know the worst time frame (of vehicular numbers and their speeds), and can provide better enforcement.”

“We’re trying to hone in on preventive measures to control the traffic the best way we can,” said Kensey.

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved on Aug. 1 a resolution that permits hunting on the 26-acre tract between the Schuylkill River and the railroad tracks at Main Street, Monocacy.

Supervisor David Hackett was absent from the meeting.

The township replaced on Aug. 6 - 9 a deteriorating sewer pipe at Old Airport Road and Route 422, at a cost of $40,000.

David Wheeler, superintendent of the Amity Township Wastewater Treatment Plant, said the emergency repair was needed to prevent additional roadway repairs.