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.

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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


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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1/14/16 The Caveman Plan for School-Based Emergency

“Caveman Plans” – Planning for What Comes Naturally In 2002, I was an assistant principal at an elementary school on the south side of Indianapolis. On September 20, a beautiful fall day ended with an EF3 tornado that raged through 100 miles of Indiana cities and countryside. At approximately 2:00pm, the tornado clipped a middle […]

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12/13/15: Remembrance

Tomorrow it will be three years since our daughters’ deaths at Sandy Hook School. Three years since Emilie, Joey, eighteen of their classmates, and six of their teachers, were killed. Three years since our lives, and countless others, were forever changed. An intruder shot out a window beside the front door of our school; and […]

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