PARKLAND, Fla — Stand with Parkland – The National Association of Families for Safe Schools today hailed to the unveiling of a new school initiative to help deter violence on our nation’s school campuses.
“The creation of the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse and SchoolSafety.gov is the most comprehensive federal effort to provide schools guidance on how to protect America’s students,” said one of Stand with Parkland’s founding members Max Schachter who first envisioned the clearinghouse idea.
“This new web site is an invaluable tool to help those responsible for keeping students and staff safe in schools everywhere to implement stronger security measures without having to reinvent the wheel,” said Tony Montalto president of Stand with Parkland. “Many of the practices highlighted in SchoolSafety.gov are simple, low-cost measures. The Trump administration and the departments that worked to create this web site realize that one size does not necessarily fit all with America’s diverse schools, but this site will help every school take steps to improve the safety of students and teachers.”
Stand with Parkland, founded by family members whose loved ones were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, advocates for practical public safety reforms that Americans and political leaders of diverse viewpoints can unite behind.
“Had some of these measures been in place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School two years ago, seventeen beloved souls would still be with us today,” said board member Ryan Petty. “Every school in America can do things today to make their schools safer, and Stand with Parkland is proud to have championed this excellent tool to make that happen.”