'We must not accept this as the new normal': Law enforcement reacts to Uvalde school shooting
PDs have taken to social media to address community concerns about school safety and stress the importance of "see something, say something"
By Police1 Staff
Following Tuesday's mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in which 19 children and two teachers were killed, law enforcement agencies took to social media to share how they are responding to community concerns about school safety. Many departments are emphasizing the importance of "see something, say something" and for community members to report any activity or behavior they deem suspicious.
Yesterday, citizen information came into play after a woman called with information about a man with a weapon walking toward a high school in Richardson, Texas. The hashtag #SeeSomethingSaySomething is now trending on Twitter.
ACTIVE SHOOTER TRAINING | What should I do if this were to happen at my school? The Honolulu Police Department gave the public some training in active shooter situations. They started in a presentation to press: if you see something, say something. https://t.co/jyVEFzlHZu— KITV4 (@KITV4) May 26, 2022
Please reinforce this to yourself and your students. See something, Say something. Hear something, Say something. Please, Please don’t let a Red Flag go unreported.— Round Rock ISD Police Department (@Weserve_protect) May 25, 2022
Our nation is reeling after the unimaginable tragedy of the school shooting in Texas yesterday. I have spoken with our local school superintendents to ensure we are coordinating our efforts to enhance the safety of our school community here in Santa Rosa. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/a2znO8S5GI— Santa Rosa Police (@SantaRosaPolice) May 25, 2022
Our children are our world. Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve increased our presence around schools today to ensure students, staff and parents know that classrooms and campuses are safe.— Mountain View Police (@MountainViewPD) May 25, 2022
Our whole heart is with Uvalde, TX. Arms around you all. pic.twitter.com/KsVqfsY1Ds
The Garland community sends prayers, thoughts and love to the Uvalde community during this heartbreaking tragedy. Garland Police will have an increased presence at all GISD schools to provide an atmosphere of safety & security. Remember, if you see something, say something. pic.twitter.com/8BwmHdDvts— Garland Texas (@garlandtxgov) May 25, 2022
WeTip offers 24/7 web-based and phone reporting, and reporters can be anonymous. It only takes a few minutes to make a report, so please, if you see something, say something. We also have our non-emergency line available for phone calls as well (951)490-4681 pic.twitter.com/hHuUykDNAY— VVUSD-Police Department (@VVUSDPD) May 25, 2022
BPD works hard everyday to help keep our community safe. We need your help. If you hear/see something that seems abnormal, say something. You can remain anonymous if need be. Talk to your children about what concerns them. pic.twitter.com/dHQcBfpQoI— Beachwood Police (@BeachwoodPolice) May 25, 2022
"We're not learning. We should be learning lessons from each time and then not allowing it to happen again. But that's not what's happening."— 1011 NOW (@1011_News) May 25, 2022
During a press briefing this morning, Lincoln Police Chief Teresa Ewins shared her personal feelings about the Texas school shooting. pic.twitter.com/Z8o9fY0tr7