Public Service Announcement

In response to the recent incident at Twin Creeks Elementary School, the San Ramon Police Department in conjunction with the San Ramon Unified School District, would like to remind everybody to speak with their children about firearms safety and reporting suspicious activities right away.   Every year, nearly 300 children age 17 and under gain access to a gun and unintentionally shoot themselves or someone else, and nearly 500 more die by suicide with a gun.  Many of these deaths are preventable with responsible gun storage.   There are many websites dedicated to gun safety education.   One great site is “Be Smart” (http://besmartforkids.org).  This site is a great resource to help parents have a conversation with their children regarding gun safety.  This site uses the acronym SMART as an easy reminder for gun safety

  • S

    Secure guns in homes and vehicles.

  • M

    Model responsible behavior.

  • A

    Ask about unsecured guns in other homes.

  • R

    Recognize the risks of teen suicide.

  • T

    Tell your peers to be SMART.

The San Ramon Police Department and the San Ramon Unified School District consider your children’s safety with the utmost importance.  If you are not already following the San Ramon Police Department on Facebook, Twitter and Next Door; please do.   If there is ever any type of critical incident, active shooter, or any type of emergency we think the community needs to be aware of, we use these Social Media sites to inform the community.  We also use Nixle to send critical information via text message.  If you have not signed up it is as easy as texting your zip code to 888777.  Please know that the San Ramon Police Department along with the San Ramon Unified School District, are taking proactive steps to ensure this situation does not happen again.

 

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