Little Miami Junior High Blog

Say Something Week Oct. 24-28

Posted on: October 22, 2016

All violent acts are preventable. The best way to stop a violent act? Say something.

During the week of October 24-28, students at Little Miami High School and Junior High School -- along with schools around the country -- will participate in Say Something Week.

The purpose of Say Something is to teach youth how to recognize signs and signals, especially within social media, of an individual who may be a threat to them self or others and Say Something to a trusted adult BEFORE a tragedy takes place.  

Schools will be doing various activities throughout the week to convey this important message including assemblies at the Jr. High on Thursday, Oct. 27. Students will also view a Say Something video.

Say Something is a no-cost program provided by the Sandy Hook Promise, a nonprofit organization led by several family members who lost loved ones at the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on December 14, 2012. Their sole purpose is to prevent gun violence so that no other parent experiences the senseless, horrific loss of their child.

In addition to young people, Say Something will benefit educators, administrators, community based organization leaders and parents. By building a culture of looking out for one another and reporting possible threats of violence when someone sees, reads or hears something, entire communities will become safer and lives will be saved.