Have you talked to your kids about this?

One of the most important things you can do as a parent is talk to your children about how to recognize, identify, and respond to targeted violence incidents that pose a risk to their safety while at school and in their communities.

Won't you join the Lee County Sheriff's Office and the School District of Lee County in a first of its kind presentation designed to educate parents on information that is critical to the well-being and security of every single child in Lee County?

The program, titled "Active Threat: Prevention and Response for Parents" will be held this Saturday (September 21) at the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall from 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Hear firsthand from the District's Safety and Security Director, School Resource Personnel, Active Shooter Law Enforcement experts, and a highly trained Mental Health Counselor on how:

* Parents and students can learn to recognize the signs, signals, and symptoms of a potential threat;

*The Parkland school shooting created change, particularly mandatory training for an active shooter situation that students and staff must participate in;

* and much more, including a panel discussion on topics such as, safety and security, mental health, and the role of School Resource Officers. This is a FREE event; however, registration is required. Please visit our website at
www.sheriffleefl.org and sign up today.