About the Series

PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs and Student Television Network investigate how schools across the country are rethinking what it means to feel safe and be safe at school.


After the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting in 2012, Missoula County Public School District implemented active resistance training for all teachers and school administrators as part of a new initiative to prioritize school safety and emergency preparedness. Students from Sentinel High School in Missoula, Montana report on the program.


Sydney Pasternak
Nicole Schmid
Kat Rowley
Kylie Landmark
JonJon Marcelo
Tiaga Gamell
Abby Gillespie

Marti Liechty
Sydney Pasternak
Abby Gillespie

SRL Advisor: Jennifer Keintz

Special thanks to Lewis and Clark Elementary School, University of Montana School of Journalism
and Anna Rau of Montana PBS.