MSD Father, Activist Participates In DC Commission On School Safety

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High father turned activist is in Washington Thursday afternoon to participate in a Federal Commission on School Safety meeting.

Max Schachter will is speaking about the best practices for school building security around the nation.


This fifth (and final) session of the planned Commission meetings - hosted by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen - will also focus on active shooter training for schools and school-based threat assessments.

Watch Thursday's session here:


In March 2018, President Donald Trump appointed U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to lead the Commission.

The Commission's overarching goal is to observe and learn about best practices in school safety. Field sessions within schools and listening sessions are providing an opportunity for the public to give input on ways to make schools safer.

Max Schachter's son Alex was one of the first victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting massacre on Feb. 14 in Parkland, Florida.


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