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Experts to speak, answer parent questions during ‘Most Important School Safety Night’

PARKER - Douglas County is leading the country in closing the gaps in school security. Meet the people who are making it happen and learn about your role in helping our schools stay at the top of this critical issue.

Cimarron Middle School’s PTO is hosting the event on March 13 at 6:30 p.m., in the school’s commons. It will include discussion on safety issues by several experts and then an opportunity for parents to ask questions. The event is only open to parents.

The following panelists are expected to take part in the event:

John Michael Keyes, Founder of i love u guys Foundation. On September 27, 2006, a gunman entered Platte Canyon High School, held seven girls hostage, then shot and killed John’s daughter, Emily. While being held hostage, Emily sent her parents a text message: “I love you guys” and “I love u guys k?” The i love u guys Foundation is the driving force behind the creation of Standard Response Protocols used today by school districts all across the country.

The creator of SAFE2TELL® Susan Payne. As a former hostage negotiator and Crime Prevention Officer, Susan works with the FBI and Homeland Security. Secret Service studies show four out of five times, at least one person knew there was going to be a school attack where someone lost their life - 60% of the time more than one person knew but all were afraid to tell. SAFE2TELL® helps anyone anonymously report any threatening behavior that could endanger others.

Dave and Carly Posey, whose 7-year-old son witnessed the Sandy Hook tragedy a year ago. The Posey’s have turned helpless into helpful, by joining forces with Columbine parents, to create a foundation with a focus on helping communities prepare, respond, and recover after a traumatic event. While they are not experts in school security, the Posey’s have traveled the country meeting with those who are. They moved to Parker and two of their four kids go to Cimarron.

Douglas County School Marshal, Tyler Herman. Learn more about the new and unique DCSD School Marshal Program and the difference between this program and School Resource Officers. Tyler will also be on the panel during the question and answer session following the speakers.

READ MORE: Most Important School Safety Night Flier

March 4, 2014 | By rmbarber | Category: Communications

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