School Safety

Sioux Falls School District

Sioux Falls School District Superintendent Brian Maher is calling Thursday’s threat against Roosevelt High School an act of “cyber-terrorism.”  An e-mail sent to local businesses alluded to a shooting at the high school, prompting law enforcement to post additional officers in the area. Officials are calling the threat a hoax. 

Superintendent Maher says he was attending a meeting at Roosevelt High School when law enforcement alerted school officials of the threat. He says investigators now believe students were not in immediate danger.

Jackie Hendry

Project Stand Up was first used to text anonymous drug tips to law enforcement. Now it’s expanding to cover concerns about school safety, making South Dakota the 7th state in the nation with such a program. 

By texting the word SAFE to the Project Stand Up number, users answer prompts about the potential threat. Those messages are monitored in real time and sent to appropriate law enforcement and school administrators.

March For Our Lives Vermillion

Mar 20, 2018

In The Moment ... March 20, 2018 Show 300 Hour 1

On March 24, students and adults plan to take to the streets for March Four Our Lives. Vermillion march organizers are one of 500 groups receiving a grant from Everytown for Gun Safety. The goal is to send a message about ending gun violence and mass shootings in schools.

Event organizers Ellie Pyles and Katie Meirose discuss the event.

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 1

We continue our conversations about school safety and the prevention of mass shootings. Today we welcome Brian Maher, Superintendent of the Sioux Falls School District.