Kansas City’s 41 Action News Showcases Blue Ridge Christian School Teachers & Staff Training for Active Shooter Situations

Deborah Tuff, 41 Action News Reporter, visited Blue Ridge Christian School in Raytown, Mo. during a recent training session for teachers and staff. On October 16, SafeDefend™ and local law enforcement teamed up show how to use the personnel protection system.

SafeDefend Trains Teachers on School Safety

SafeDefend™ gave the school 25 personnel protection systems and helped instruct teachers on how to use the items inside. The protection systems are housed inside a small locker and open quickly with the swipe of a thumb. SafeDefend™ founder Jeff Green said, “If something happens in your classroom, you may not have time to access things, so the best thing you can do is activate the system.”

Kansas City School Staff Learns Safety Training

Tuff asked Blue Ridge Christian School Headmaster Kathy Reynolds what she thought about the system. Reynolds said, “It is a perfect situation for a teacher who is not very violent to at least have a tool.”

SafeDefend's Safety System for Schools

In addition to giving Blue Ridge Christian School personnel protection systems, SafeDefend™ is helping the school to raise money to cover the cost for more systems and scholarships for students. The campaign aims to raise $100,000 with $25,000 going toward personnel protection systems and $75,000 going toward scholarships. Money raised over the goal will continue to go to scholarships.

RAZ Mobile is helping to raise money for the school, and you can donate money here.

Local Law Enforcement & SafeDefend To Train Teachers & Staff At Blue Ridge Christian School

Blue Ridge Christian School will be having its training kickoff on Oct. 16, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. SafeDefend’s lead trainer, a local law enforcement officer, will be at the school to train teachers and staff how to use the contents of SafeDefend’s Personnel Protection System, including pepper spray, batons and more.

Help Raise Money for Blue Ridge Christian School

In addition, SafeDefend launched a campaign for the school to raise $100,000 for the protection system and scholarships for students. SafeDefend will be covering the costs for the system until the school can raise the money.

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Blue Ridge leadership aims to have a Personnel Protection system in every classroom in order to maintain a high level of security and emergency preparedness. It’s goal is to raise $25,000 for installing SafeDefend throughout the entire school and covering monitoring costs for five years and an additional $75,000 for scholarships, for a goal of $100,000 total. All funds raised over the cost of the SafeDefend System will go toward Blue Ridge Christian School scholarships.

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