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Lincoln-Way Central takes part in Say Something Week in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise
Friday, October 20, 2017

Lincoln-Way Central in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise, a national, nonprofit organization led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School took part in National Say Something Week, Monday, October 16 to Friday, October 20, 2017.

Say Something teaches students in Middle School and High School how to look for warning signs, signals, and threats, especially on social media, from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others and to Say Something to a trusted adult to get them the help they may need.

On Friday, October 20, Lincoln-Way Central Link Crew Leaders encouraged students to write “Why I Say Something” posters to hang around the school to continue to promote this message. Staff members were given Trusted Adult Flyers to hang in classrooms as a way for students to communicate, as well as know that there is always someone to turn to if they suspect someone may need help.

Say Something week reinforces the power young people have to prevent tragedies and Say Something to a trusted adult to protect a friend from hurting them self or others.

This program is based on research conducted by Dr. Dewey Cornell and Dr. Reid Meloy, two leading national experts in threat assessment and intervention.

Lincoln-Way Central and Sandy Hook Promise are asking schools, students clubs, parents, and community leaders to visit www.sandyhookpromise.org/bringSaySomething to learn how to begin using Say Something in their schools, homes, and community.