The Wolfpack

School Safety Series: Triggered

A team of broadcast and newspaper students have been working for weeks after the events in Parkland on a five-part school safety series, which will air April 2-6 on the Wolfcast. The reports tackle topics like teens becoming numb to mass shootings, lockdown procedures, utilizing resources to say something if they see something, the importance of mental health and how our local politicians are responding. The purpose of the series is to inform students and answer common questions about school safety, emergency procedures and mental health.

The breakdown of the five-day series includes:

April 2, 2018 | Getting Past the Debate: An opening segment setting up the upcoming reports that explores the idea of us becoming numb to school shootings and goes deeper into understanding some of the numbers involved in school shootings.

Read the Wolfpack article for Day 1 here.

Watch the Wolfcast segment for Day 1 here.


April 3, 2018 | Behind the Lockdown: This story will focus on what is going on behind the scenes of a lockdown when students feel left in the dark. We’ll discuss the importance of drills and how they should be followed.

Read the Wolfpack article for Day 2 here.

Watch the Wolfcast segment for Day 2 here.


April 4, 2018 | Beyond the Lockdown: In a one-one-one interview with a Leander ISD official, we review what steps students and teachers could take when a drill is no longer a drill. We also review similar steps recommended by homeland security to take during an active shooter situation known as “Run, Hide, Fight.” Finally, we discuss the idea of “see something, say something” and where students can go to “say something.”

Read the Wolfpack article for Day 3 here.

Watch the Wolfcast segment for Day 3 here.


April 5, 2018 | The Importance of Mental Health: This report will focus on how taking care of mental health can help in avoiding tragic situations. We talk about the effort to remove the stigma of owning and getting help for mental health issues like anxiety, depression and stress. Plus, we talk ways students can keep an eye out for their peers’ well-being, too.

Read the Wolfpack article for Day 4 here.

Watch the Wolfcast segment for Day 4 here.


April 6, 2018 | What’s Next?: In our final story, we will take an unbiased look at how elected officials are responding in terms of school safety and gun legislation. After taking a broad view of the country, we’ll zone in on where our local Cedar Park officials (and their opponents) stand. Mr. Sloan will then close the series with a personal message to students and staff.

Read the Wolfpack article for Day 5 here.

Watch the Wolfcast segment for Day 5 here.

The student newspaper and broadcast of Cedar Park High School
School Safety Series: Triggered