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Uvalde Foundation Determined To Protect Covenant School Students Organizing School Patrols

Updated: Jul 28, 2023


For IMMEDIATE RELEASE

28 July 2023 (Tennessee/Nashville)

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Announces STOP NOW Volunteer School Patrols For Covenant School Students 2023/2024 School Year - Volunteer Team Members Sought

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The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending school violence & formed in response to the May 2022 Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas; released early Friday morning, that it has begun local recruitment for community volunteers to join its STOP NOW Volunteer School Patrols to support and provide additional security presence & community encouragement for Covenant School students returning this upcoming school year to classes temporarily planned to be held at Brentwood Hills Church Of Christ.


The foundation release noted that the Church, which has been hosting classes for students since the recent school shooting at the school main campus; about 10 miles from the temporary location; will continue to host classes for Covenant School students in the upcoming school year.

The foundation stated that STOPNOW team volunteer patrols are planned during the opening weeks of the 2023/2024 school year as well as weekly throughout the academic season.


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The national nonprofit; who responded immediately following the Covenant School tragedy with emergency mental health resources and other crisis services; recently participated in the Nashville Metro Council special session on school violence. That session; spearheaded by Jeff Syracuse, Chair of Public Health & Safety; who also as of this week serves on the foundation's national advisory board; was part of an ongoing collaboration to create safer schools in the city.


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STOPNOW Patrols, according to the foundation; are an added extension of that support to families & a community, still struggling and fearful as they look to the upcoming school year ahead.

Volunteers are being sought & will undergo foundational training prior to the start of the academic year.


Foundation patrol teams; such as planned at Brentwood Hills Church of Christ, for the Covenant students; will patrol facility grounds, when permitted; and perimeters; serving as an additional level of positive student and community engagement, while also as deterrents to potential dangers to students.

Team members communicate through two way radios & are trained in situational awareness and basic intervention techniques with direct contact with law enforcement and school administrators.

Potential team volunteers are encouraged to contact the foundation to sign up for team patrols. Various ages accepted.


The Uvalde Foundation For Kids

254 493 3725



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