Speak Up To Prevent Gun Violence

Southampton High School teacher Melissa Mitchell and SAVE Promise Club co-presidents Johan Arias and Kiera Gill are presented with a proclamation from Supervisor Jay Schneiderman.

Southampton Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman recognized the Southampton High School SAVE Promise Club during National Say Something Week. He proclaimed Friday, March 6, as “Say Something Day” in the Town of Southampton to encourage all students to speak up to prevent gun violence.

The national Say Something program formed after the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. It teaches students in middle and high school to look for warning signs and threats, especially on social media, from individuals who may want to hurt themselves or others. It also encourages those to say something to a trusted adult.

“We have to work together as a community to prevent gun violence in our schools,” Schneiderman said. “I commend these young students for looking out for one another and for making their schools safer by participating in the Say Something program.”

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