Making Our Schools Bulletproof: America Grapples With School Shootings
New security measures may create other dangers

Learn more: Epoch Times, New York, September 17, 2015.

Mother of Sandy Hook shooting victim speaks out on school safety

Learn more: CNY Central News, September 17, 2015.

SUNY Oswego to Feature Safe and Sound Schools
Executive Director at Public Justice Event

Michele Gay to share school safety lessons and personal story

OSWEGO, N.Y. – Sept. 2, 2015 – Safe and Sound Schools executive director and co-founder, Michele Gay, will speak on the need for improved school safety on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, at 4 p.m. in SUNY Oswego’s Marano Campus Center auditorium. This appearance is part of the SUNY Oswego public justice department’s fall Cutler Speaker Series, an initiative of the Cutler Public Justice Excellence Fund, endowed by class of 1974 alumnus David Cutler.

Michele’s presentation will draw on her deep background as a teacher and involved parent, as well as her personal story as the parent of Josephine Grace, lost on Dec. 14, 2012, at the Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Conn. As a result, Michele is uniquely positioned to help school communities prevent more tragedies and better prepare and respond in the event of an emergency.

Parking on campus for the talk requires a permit. Those who don’t have a current SUNY Oswego parking sticker may visit for information on obtaining a day-use permit.

For more information about the event, contact public justice faculty member Jaclyn Schildkraut

For more information about Safe and Sound Schools, including free assessment tools, tool kits and resources, visit

About Safe and Sound Schools

Safe and Sound Schools is a non-profit organization founded by Sandy Hook parents who lost their children during the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy. Winner of the 2015 SBANE New England Innovation Award for nonprofits, Safe and Sound Schools is dedicated to empowering communities to improve school safety through discussion, collaboration, planning, and sharing of information, tools, and resources. To get involved, visit


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