The Miami Beach City Commission has announced plans to buy over 300 "Stop the Bleed" kits for its public schools, bolstering the Florida district's preparedness in the event of a violent incident.
Miami Beach Senior High School had previously been equipped with “Stop the Bleed” kits, and 349 additional kits will now be installed at the other five Miami Beach public schools as well as at nearby Treasure Island Elementary, which has a number of students who live in Miami Beach.
The city commission partnered with Lori Alhadeff, who lost her 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, in the Parkland school shooting, for the program. The Stop the Bleed kits will be funded by Alhadeff's Make Our Schools Safe organization, the Miami Beach City Commission, and Miami-Dade School Board Member Lucia Baez-Geller.
“We are proud to join with the City of Miami Beach and Make Our Schools Safe to ensure the availability of ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits in every classroom in Miami Beach,” said Baez-Geller. “The safety of our students is paramount, and the installation of ‘Stop the Bleed’ kits’ are a much-needed tool to protect our students.”