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, dedicated to empowering community members to learn how they can join hands, hearts, and minds to make schools safer.

Founded by Alissa Parker and Michele Gay, mothers who lost their precious daughters at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we aim to help others prevent tragedy in their own school community.

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.  Learn how Alissa and Michele have been inspired by their daughters to use their tragedy to help others prevent their own.


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 Layered Lockdown solution in our Inspiring Ideas gallery!

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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



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.

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Speaking Engagements

Webinar Series-Rethinking School Safety 1/27-5/20


Upcoming Events

  1. Chicago, IL

    March 31 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  2. Arlington, MA

    April 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. Webinar Event

    April 15 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Trending Tools and Technology in School Safety, Kevin Quinn

In my roles as a School Resource Officer and within several school safety organizations, I have the benefit of learning about many of the latest tools and technology in school safety. That said, I’m often asked for help sifting through all of them. My advice to those inquiring usually starts like this… Don’t start shopping […]

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December 14, 2014 by Michele Gay, Co-Founder Safe and Sound

Almost two years have passed now since the morning I packed up my three daughters and sent them off for another day of school in Newtown, Connecticut. Only two were returned to me at the end of that day, December 14, 2012. My youngest daughter, Josephine, was killed in her first grade classroom only moments […]

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