Since Sandy Hook many schools and districts have been taking a closer look at their protocols and plans for how to keep students safe in an emergency. The American Graduate team visited the NewsHour’s Student Reporting Lab from South Mountain High School in Phoenix, which has been tasked of creating a video for their peers on how to react appropriately in lockdown situations. The young journalists talk about the challenges of taking on such an important task – and how working on this project has illuminated issues with their own school’s response plans.
Story by PBS NewsHour & South Mountain High School
Producers: April Brown & Mike Fritz
Camera: Mike Fritz
Editor: April Brown
Special thanks to the South Mountain High School Student Reporting Lab:
Merce Mijares Lopez