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.


What does it take for a student to realize that a friend is planning something dangerous and take action?

The students at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pennsylvania talk to the whistleblower, principal and police officer who followed up on the information that most likely prevented a tragedy and led to a trial.

Producer/Editor/Videographer: Tim Sensenig
Reporter/Editor/Videographer: Nick Weiss
Videographer: Unagh Frank


Video produced by Janessa Cruz, a student at Cedar Crest High School in Pennsylvania.