Board of Education Recognizes Gun Violence Awareness Day
The Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Education voted to recognize National Gun Violence Awareness Day at its May 24 meeting. National Gun Violence Awareness Day is the first Friday in June.
National Gun Violence Awareness Day honors victims of gun violence, and is observed on the first Friday in June in honor of Hadiya Pendleton, a Chicago teenager who was shot and killed at the age of 15 in 2022.
The proclamation recognizes a commitment to reducing gun violence and encouraging responsible gun ownership. You can read the entire proclamation here.
Secure Gun Storage to Keep Kids Safe
Research shows that secure firearm storage practices are associated with up to a 78percent reduction in the risk of self-inflicted firearm injuries and an 85 percent reduction in the risk of unintentional firearm injuries among children and teens.
Learn more, including how to make sure that your kids are safe this summer and on playdates, on the BeSMART website. Learn how to securely store your firearms here (English) and here (Spanish).