Universal K9 Offers to Organize Veteran Volunteer K9 Program to Protect Students, In Wake of Tragic School Shooting

After the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Universal K9 offers assistance to create a Veteran volunteer-based K9 program to safeguard students at district schools.

San Antonio, Texas February 18, 2018 – In the wake of a tragic school shooting that left seventeen young women and the shooter arrested, and 15 critically injured, Universal K9 has offered to create a Veteran based volunteer-based K9 program to help protect students throughout the district from gun violence.

At least 17 people were killed, and 15 others sent to the hospital, according to law enforcement officials. This is the second-deadliest school shooting in American history, with more fatalities than the 1999 Columbine massacre in which the two assailants murdered 13 people and then took their own lives. (The 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, in which the shooter killed 26 children and staff, remains the deadliest.

Universal K9 reached out in 2014 to offer this pilot program to Marysville-Pilchuck High School when a student had pre-selected his victims and invited each of the five students via text message to join him at lunch. After shooting them at the table, Fryberg turned the gun on himself. A program through Universal K9 can help deter this activity and keep children safe in our schools and costs down.

“It’s such a horrible thing, and we hear about events like these too often these days,” said Brad Croft of Universal K9. “Schools should be safe havens for our children, places where they can learn, grow and make friends without fear that someone will bring a gun to school. To help make that a reality and to combat this frightening trend, we’re offering to help every school district in the United States create a volunteer-based K9 program to detect and deter guns and drugs in schools through the use of VETERAN and SHELTER DOGs. You have to stop or deter the perpetrator before they enter the school”

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