Category Archives: Child Safety

OPINION: The History of School Shootings in the U.S. and How to Find Protection for Parents, Teachers, and Children

The following article is based on the opinion of the author and does not necessarily reflect the views of NewsBreak or Particle Media, Inc.

Most people over 30 remember the Columbine and Sandy Hook “active shooter events (ASE),” which collectively claimed the lives of 32 students and seven teachers. The latest ASE happened at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX (near San Antonio) on May 24. This bad guy killed 19 kids and two teachers.

While it may seem that these school shootings are something that started in the 20th century, the United States has seen this type of violence as far back as 1891, when a man fired on a group of teachers and students that were at an exhibition in Liberty, Mississippi with a double-barreled shotgun. Over 14 people were wounded. That same year, a 70-year-old man opened fire on students in a parochial school in New York. Fortunately, everyone survived.

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Texas cheerleader, 17, jumps off her homecoming parade float to save a choking toddler in the crowd


A high school cheerleader from Texas ended up springing into action at her homecoming parade in Rockwall after she spotted a toddler choking to death. 

Tyra Winters, a 17-year-old student from Rockwall High School, near Dallas, explained how she was on the school’s float with her cheerleading squad and the football team when she heard murmurs that a child was choking in the crowd.

She scanned the spectators and manage to pick out a little boy whose face was turning ‘super, super red’, she told ABC News.

Within an instant, Tyra jumped off the float and ran towards the boy, who was with his mother, and performed the Heimlich maneuver. 

Read more from the Daily Mail…

Colleyville, Grapevine and Euless PDs address recent school threats



It’s that time again: School’s in session

Many local ISDs are going back to school today, so please mind your speed and driving behaviors in and around school zones. Keep an eye out for students walking or riding bikes. 

Also, be aware of the rules in and around school buses, and if a bus stops in front of you…STOP!


Courtesy of the Grapevine Police Dept.

2-year-old boy reported missing in Denton found dead in vehicle

By Claire Z. Cardona and Loyd Brumfield

Updated at 8:40 a.m. to indicate that the child has died.


Sarbesh Gurung (Denton Police Department)

A 2-year-old boy reported missing in Denton was found dead in a vehicle Wednesday morning.

Denton police made the announcement during a news conference shortly after Sarbesh Gurung’s body was found.

The vehicle was in “pretty close proximity” to where Sarbesh lived, Denton Police Chief Frank Dixon said.

Read more from the Dallas News…

North Texas Police Officers and Special Needs Students Train to “Be Safe”

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Students from North Crowley High School and North Texas police officers gathered on Wednesday to take part in the first ‘Be Safe: How to Interact Safely With Police’ seminar held in Texas.

On Wednesday afternoon, students from North Crowley High School and police officers from Crowley, Mansfield, and Fort Worth sat down to have lunch together and learn from one another. They were participants in the first ‘Be Safe: How to Interact Safely With Police’ seminar held in Texas.

“There are people with autism and other intellectual differences in this community,” explained Thomas Iland, an autism self-advocate and trainer with Be Safe, a program started by Island’s mother. “We’re quick to say train the police. Why didn’t the police know what to do? But the other side of the coin is, what did the young person not know that could have made that interaction a little bit better?”

Read more from NBCDFW…


Dad makes app that locks your teen’s phone until they answer your text messages

By Doug Delony

screen shot 2019-01-15 at 12.01.42 pmThe app ReplyASAP makes text messages, “unmissable between people that matter, since important messages shouldn’t be missed,” says its creator, Nick Hebert.

The app can freeze your child’s phone and even sound an alarm in silent mode. It essentially forces teenagers to stop what they are doing and reply to their worried parents, reports PureWow.

Read more from KHOU11…