Law Enforcement Learns How To Make Schools "Safe And Sound"

Lynchburg, VA - In December 2012, Adam Lanza shot through the glass at Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 27 people, including 20 children.

That day still resonates with Michele Gay, one of the founders of "Safe and Sound", a non-profit foundation, formed by parents and community members of Sandy Hook.

She said "We were really struck, obviously, after losing our children, and the devastation of our community, we needed to do something to ensure that other communities were going to be safe from this in the future."

The featured speaker, Lt. Col. Dave Grossman, emphasized the importance of simple school upgrades, such as reinforced glass windows and making classroom doors easier to lock.

These tips, along with others, said Grossman, can help make the classroom safer, in the event of an emergency.

The event was hosted by the Liberty University Criminal Justice Club. Club President Katie Godwin emphasized the importance of the seminar, for the current law enforcement officers, and those, like her who are just coming up.

She stated "It's just important for us to know how to better prepare ourselves, whether it's us here at Liberty, or when we go out to be law enforcement..when we go out to help the schools."