Michele Gay, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Safe and Sound Schools, will speak at this year's 2019 School Safety Conference. Gay's daughter is one the victims of the Sandy Hook school massacre. Gay will share  her personal perspective on the Sandy Hook School response and recovery efforts.

The 2019 School Safety Conference will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Monty’s Elegant Banquets, in Bensenville, IL.

Other speakers and topics include:

  • Mia Ray Langheim, School Intelligence Officer, Illinois State Police, Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center: school and campus shootings/atacks from the past five years and after-action findings from some of the shootings and other safety disruptions in schools.
  • Paul Timm, PSP, Vice President, Facility Engineering Associates P.C.:  Administrators are bombarded with potential solutions to make schools safer. Debates rage over everything from arming staff and adding classroom security devices to purchasing metal detectors and requiring students to carry clear backpacks. This presentation will explore today’s hot topics.   
  • Theresa Campbell, President, Safer Schools Together: One of the most common issues currently facing schools is a student social media post on Snapchat or Instagram that says, “Don’t come to school tomorrow, there is going to be a school shooting.” How do you assess these threats, determine the initial level of risk and immediate risk-reducing interventions?
  • Bruce Talbot, Retired Police Sergeant, Police Drug Training Specialist: “Current Trends in Adolescent Drug Abuse: The Designer Drug Tsunami”. This session will provide the most up-to-date information on the current trends in adolescent drug abuse in Illinois. Data from the Illinois State Police Quarterly Drug Trends Report and the DEA Emerging Drug Threat Report will be presented along with hands-on displays of drug packaging and paraphernalia.

More information is available at https://www.feapc.com/2019-school-safety-conference/