The recent tragedy at Perry High School in Iowa, where a school shooting claimed the lives of several individuals and left many injured, has sent shockwaves through our nation. In these times of profound sorrow and confusion, we at Protecting Our Students, Inc. extend our deepest sympathies and grace to the victims, their families, and the entire Perry community. This incident is a stark reminder of why our organization exists: to help prevent school shootings and to advocate for safer learning environments for all students.
The Incident at Perry High School
On the morning of January 4, 2024, Perry High School became the scene of a senseless act of violence. Multiple people, including students and a staff member, were injured in a shooting carried out by a suspect, who is reported to have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. This incident occurred on the first day after the winter break, which should have been filled with hope and new beginnings.
Our Response and Support
As an organization dedicated to the safety and well-being of students, we are deeply saddened by this event. It reaffirms our commitment to providing schools and law enforcement with the tools and resources to conduct comprehensive safety audits and implement preventive measures. The SITE| SAFETYNET℠ apps are designed to assist in identifying vulnerabilities and enhancing the security infrastructure of K-12 educational institutions.
In light of this tragedy, we are reminded of the urgent need for collaborative efforts in safeguarding our schools. Implementing advanced security measures and fostering a culture of awareness and preparedness among students, educators, and parents is a matter of implementing advanced security measures.
Moving Forward with Determination
The Perry High School shooting is a tragic reminder of the work that still needs to be done. We stand with the Perry community in their time of grief and recovery. Our hearts go out to all those affected by this tragedy. In their honor and in honor of all past victims of school violence, we renew our commitment to making schools safer.
We believe that every student has the right to a safe learning environment. As we continue our efforts, we invite educators, parents, students, and community members to join us in this crucial mission. Together, we can work towards a future where school shootings are a thing of the past and every child can learn and grow in a safe and nurturing environment.
About Protecting Our Students, Inc.
Protecting Our Students, Inc. is a nonprofit organization co-founded by Robert Jordan, dedicated to enhancing the safety of schools across the nation. Through our coalition and development of the SITE| SAFETYNET℠ apps, we provide schools and law enforcement agencies with critical tools for assessing and improving school safety infrastructure. We aim to help prevent tragedies like the one at Perry High School and ensure that all students can pursue their education without fear.
For more information about our programs and how you can get involved, please visit our website at sitesafetynet.org.