Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead
(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Manatee County Sheriffs officer Russ Younger spoke to LRHS Students for Safety members after school on Friday, Jan. 25.
Younger discussed what to do in the event of a school shooting, and signs one can identify beforehand to help prevent such a situation. The procedure he referred often to as, “run, hide, then fight,” helped to give students an idea as to how to handle a situation.
“The guest speaker was very nice and informative. He provided plenty of very useful information,” said club member Jenelle Bayor, sophomore.
While “run, hide, and fight” is the recommended means of handling a school shooting, Younger stresses that every situation is different, and calls for a different course of action. Younger stressed that “no matter what, seek shelter” if possible.
The members who attended learned how to stay safe in the event of a school shooting.
Mustangs who wish to join Students for Safety can stop by room 564 for more information. Anyone interested in the details of the presentation can message Students for Safety on their Instagram, @lrhsstudentsforsafety.