GARDNER, KS—(Marketwired – January 24, 2018) – Today, SafeDefend'sâ¢ leadership team, comprising of a retired school principal and former law enforcement, is calling for a new approach in protecting our nation's students after the school shooting event at Marshall County High School in Benton, Kentucky on Tuesday. This latest mass shooting event is the 11th school shooting this year, and the second this week. In each of these incidents, the shooter has been a current student at the respective schools.
In the wake of another senseless tragedy, Jeff Green, founder of SafeDefendâ¢, is calling on schools around the country to stop relying on old and ineffective practices for student safety that continue to see children and staff lives lost and families changed forever. “We cannot continue on the path of 'it can't happen here,'” Green said.
Instead, Green is advocating for preemptive training with former law enforcement officials and cost–effective Personnel Protection Systems to help mitigate active shooter scenarios. A former teacher and school principal, Green founded SafeDefendâ¢ in the wake of the Sandy Hook tragedy after realizing schools were still missing critical elements in addressing an active shooter situation and having a safety plan in place.
The SafeDefendâ¢ Personal Protection System is a cost–effective, non–lethal emergency response solution, which includes pepper spray, a baton, trauma pack and other law enforcement recommended tools and will be demonstrated by SafeDefend's lead trainer, a law enforcement officer. Once the system is activated, an alert is sent to a nationwide monitoring company; along with a text alerting personnel at the school to begin the lockdown procedures.
SafeDefendâ¢ is a Gardner, Kansas–based company that offers comprehensive solutions including training with former law enforcement about how to make real–time crisis decisions in the event of an active shooter situation with non–lethal weapons. By providing easy–to–use tools that increase survival chances, support law enforcement and respond to medical emergencies, SafeDefendâ¢ is working every day to make our nation's schools and places of business safer and more secure. Visit http://www.safedefend.com to learn more.