One mom who’s seen the face of tragedy, brought the program, “Safe and Sound A Sandy Hook Initiative” to the Wabash Valley, to help improve school safety through listening.

This program gave the parents of students at St. Patrick School in Terre Haute, an opportunity to learn how to make their school safer.

The creator of the program, is Michelle Gay; a mother who lost her daughter Josephine in the Sandy Hook mass shooting.

Since the shooting she has been helping other communities prevent similar tragedies, so other parents doesn’t have to experience what she did.

“I want them to feel empowered I think they’re brave to sit here and walk through my story with me and I watched them walk away thinking but I also watched them walk away talking.” – Michelle Gay, Safe and Sound Schools.

You may remember the Sandy Hook Shooting took place at a Connecticut elementary school back in 2012. The shooting sadly claimed the lives of 20 children.

Michelle hopes that this event will allow parents to think more about the importance of safety within schools and the people inside them.