Students across the nation on March 14 walked out of classrooms for 17 minutes to draw attention to gun violence in schools.
Rather than protest, the junior class representatives of Beaver Dam High Schools talk to the rest of the council about having a day where everyone could get together and talk about how we could make our schools safer.
After meeting with Lael Calton, school principal and Littlefield Unified District superintendent, plans came together to have a day where take steps to make school even safer.
Beaver Dam Elementary Principal Lisa Young was also enthusiastic; a Keep Our Schools Safe Day was planned.
On Wednesday, March 14, beginning a bit after 10 a.m., all the high school student walked down to the Beaver Dam Elementary, where we met as a school community. The BDHS student council members presented skits and question and answer periods that covered fire drill, shelter-in-place (lockdown) drills and keeping an eye out for people who are hurting themselves or others.
Deputy Felish of the Mojave County Sheriff’s department talked about how we can keep each other safer, and Principals Calton and Young spoke to everyone about what is being done to make our facilities and school community safer.