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‘Safety Matters: A Pledge To Protect,’ News 2 Special

WFMY News 2 is teaming up with Guilford County Schools and law enforcement for a candid conversation about school safety, community safety, and stopping violence.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Any parents know all too well, the fear of getting an emergency text from a school system about a lockdown, or even worse, a school shooting. The spread of school threats is rampant on social media. 

In North Carolina, public schools saw two school shootings this year with one at a high school in Wilmington. A student there was charged with attempted murder. The other was closer to home, here in the Triad. A student died after a shooting at Mount Tabor High School in Winston-Salem. The 15-year-old student is charged with murder.

These problems existed before 2020. The pandemic exacerbated many of these issues that already existed. However, are there more deep-seated problems here that we need to address, and what kind of solutions can we put into place to keep students safe?

WFMY News 2 teamed up with Guilford County Schools and law enforcement for a candid conversation about community safety, ending violence, school safety, and how to keep students safe on school grounds.

WFMY News 2 aired a “Safety Matters: A Pledge to Protect,” 30-minute special as we put school safety in the spotlight. 

WFMY News 2’s Chad Silber and Tracey McCain were joined by the following:

  • Guilford County Schools Superintendent, Dr. Sharon Contreras
  • Guilford County Schools Board of Education Chair, Deena Hayes
  • Guilford County Schools Executive Director of Emergency Management, Mike Richey
  • Guilford County Sheriff, Danny Rogers
  • Greensboro Police Chief Brian James
  • High Point Police Chief, Travis Stroud

We invite you to watch the conversation as we discuss solutions and issues impacting students and parents. 

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