Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CONTACT: Daisy Gonzalez-Diego
Miami-Dade County Public Schools


Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho announces “If You See Something, Say Something” partnership with Homeland Security as students from Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial High School look on.

MIAMI - Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho announced today that Miami-Dade County Public Schools remains committed to its partnership with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in adopting the “If You See Something, Say Something” initiative. Superintendent Carvalho was joined by School Board Vice Chair Dr. Lawrence Feldman, Miami-Dade Schools Police (MDSP) Chief Ian Moffett, officials from local, state, and federal law enforcement as well as Miami-Dade Council of PTAs/PTSAs President Joe Gebara and Reverend Jerome Starling.  

“We need our community to be our eyes and ears and to have the courage to break the silence,” said Superintendent of Schools Alberto M. Carvalho. “If you see something, say something, for the safety of our children. We cannot do this alone.”

Earlier this year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) became the first and is still the only school district in the nation to partner with Homeland Security and adopt the nationwide initiative. The initiative encourages the community to report suspicious behavior and activity to law enforcement. The partnership plays a pivotal role in helping to keep schools, students, and employees safe as evidenced recently by the courageous actions of a Miami-Dade public schools student who reported a threat to his school.

Students, parents, employees, and the community are encouraged to report any suspicious behavior or activity in and around schools to 305-995-COPS or 855-FLA-SAFE.

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