Knox County Sues School Security System Installer

Knox County and the Public Building Authority (PBA) have filed suit against Professional Security Consultants and Design, which installed security systems throughout all Knox County schools, Knoxnews reports. An independent audit of security system installation at the Hardin Valley Academy and Powell Middle School revealed a host of problems with the work. The lawsuit seeks more than $400,000 to fix the firm’s “breaches, deficiencies and code violations” at Hardin Valley and Powell Middle. The firm in turn filed a countercomplaint alleging PBA and the school system owe it nearly $300,000 for additional work done to satisfy PBA’s complaints.