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Preventing Harm to Self or Others

  • There are important steps we all can take - students, staff, family, and friends - to identify safety threats and prevent those in our school community from harming themselves or others. We teach our students to “See Something, Say Something.” If social media posts, conversations, or other actions indicate someone may be planning to hurt themselves or others, students must reach out to a trusted adult to report what they know. 

  • There are also steps families can take at home to help keep our school and community safe. Have conversations with students about the importance of speaking up if they are aware of safety threats. For families who own firearms, data show that keeping those firearms locked and separate from ammunition is a crucial step that can drastically reduce the opportunity for young people in particular to cause harm to self or others. 

  • These resources are some of the many available for students, staff, and families to find out more information about reporting safety concerns, accessing mental health resources, safely storing firearms, and more: 

  • Crisis Hotlines:

    • National Suicide Prevention: Dial 988

    • Crisis Text Line: Text HELLO to 741741

    • Safe2Help Illinois (Mental Health Support) 844-4-723345

  • HTTPS://BESMARTFORKIDS.ORG/ - Be SMART promotes responsible gun ownership with an emphasis on safe gun storage to reduce child gun deaths

  • Safe Storage of Firearms: WHITE HOUSE EXECUTIVE ACTIONS

As we strive to create a “See Something, Say Something” culture at LTHS, we continue to promote the messages of the Sandy Hook Foundation and youth violence prevention programs, Say Something & Start With Hello.  The messages from these programs are shared through Freshman Experience Day, Assistant Principal Talks, and Welcome Week Lessons.  The SAVE PROMISE CLUB continues to promote these youth violence prevention programs through facilitating a Say Something Week and Start With Hello Week at LTHS each year.