Monday, July 29, 2013

Frank Storch: Working Towards Safer Schools

After news of the horrifying massacre which took place at the Sandy Hook Elementary School became known, Frank Storch immediately began to write the 44-page guidebook to school safety, “Keep Your School Safe.” Twenty-six people were murdered in that event, perpetrated by a lone gunman. Among the dead were 20 children, in most cases as young as 5 or 6 years old. The impact of that slaughter was enormous, and it propelled Frank Storch to take action. Spending hundreds of hours in preparation, finally the guidebook to school safety was releases, sent to thousands of Jewish schools across the country and available for free on-line. It is Frank Storch’s goal, and his dream, that no such tragedy such as what happened in Newtown, Connecticut, will ever happen again.