Safe and Sound - Securing our schools


Welcome to Safe and Sound, your source for information, resources, and ideas for improving safety in your school community.  We are a non-profit organization, founded by parents who lost children at Sandy Hook School.  We are dedicated to empowering community members to learn how they can join hands, hearts, and minds to make schools safer.

Join our national movement of education and empowerment.  Support us by donating, sponsoring, or fundraising.  Spread the word by connecting with us on Facebook and Twitter. Share our free toolkits, ideas, and newsletter with others. Contribute questions, ideas, and initiatives from your community.  Together we can make our schools Safe and Sound.

Watch the start of Safe and Sound in this CNN video from the documentary, Honoring the Children.  


Inspiring Ideas

We have just introduced a collection of clever low and no-cost ideas for school safety, contributed by members of our national Safe and Sound community!

Read more about each of these ideas like this Key Control Solution in our Inspiring Ideas gallery!



Featured Media

Michele speaks to “The Doctors” about Preparing—Not Scaring—for School Safety.


Featured Resource

Best Practice Considerations for Schools in Active Shooter and Other Armed Assailant Drills View Here




♦Read Michele’s recent article in Techniques magazine! Read Here



Speaking Engagements


Upcoming Events

  1. Hampton, VA

    August 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Featured Sponsors

Our supporters and sponsors have donated time and/or financial support in order to make our work possible at Safe and Sound. We are truly grateful for their generosity and support of our mission.


6/8/15: As the School Year Ends, Many Prepare for Safer Schools in 2015-16

Each June finds us hopping here at Safe and Sound. Only two years into our mission to advocate for safer schools nationally, the humble non-profit we began as parents of children killed at Sandy Hook School is now working with school communities and organizations across the country for safer schools. As June signals the end […]

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5/18/15 School Safety Q & A: Bullet Proof Glass for Schools?

The following is part of an interview conducted by high school student “Melanie” with Co-Founder and Executive Director, Michele Gay.  We’ll post subsequent questions and answers from the interview as part of our continuing School Safety Q & A Blog Series.  We are very proud of Melanie’s contribution to the national school safety conversation! Melanie: On your [Safe […]

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