BEAVERCREEK, Ohio (WDTN) – A group of parents in Beavercreek is taking action and working to keep kids safe in schools.
The parents banded together to start a non-profit organization focused on school security. It’s called Creek Safe.
Parents are hoping to raise $60,000 to buy barricade door locks for all Beavercreek elementary schools.
Earlier this year, a gunman opened fire inside a Parkland high school – killing 17 and wounding 14 others.
In the wake of the incident, parents say Beavercreek City Schools held a safety information meeting to tell parents about the security measures already in place to keep kids safe.
And some parents left the meeting wondering what they can do to help.
“That’s actually what we asked the safety meeting,” parent and Creek Safe treasurer Jennier Beck said. “It’s not like we’re blaming you for not doing enough. It became what can we do to help you.”
Creek Safe secretary Meghan Morgan added: “We were ready to write checks that night at the school safety meeting. We’re like ‘We’ll buy two’ and she was like ‘I’ll buy one’.”
Beck continued: “But what had to be done for one classroom had to be done for everybody.”
Creek Safe organizers, Thursday, delivered fliers to Beavercreek’s Trebein Elementary School for children to take home to their parents.
The fliers explain what Creek Safe is, and what they’re trying to do.
Creek Safe Vice President Scott Morgan said they want parents to get involved in fundraising efforts.
“The first premise was protecting the smallest children first,” Morgan said. “Hopefully this gets to a point where we’ve got additional funds available and at that point we would absolutely extend to additional schools in the Beavercreek district.”
To learn more about Creek Safe or to make a donation, visit their website at https://creeksafe.com/.