Free School Safety Video Podcast – Why is it Important to Plan for Crisis Events During School Athletic Events?

In this latest video in the Ask Safe Havens series, Russell Bentley explores key reasons for taking the time to plan for crisis events at school athletic activities.  Russell has extensive experience in coordinating security and emergency preparedness measures for athletic events.  Why is it Important to plan for crisis events at School Athletic Events? is a concise and informational video on this important topic.


Ohio Crash Kills 3 Teens, One on Graduation Day

Cincinnati, OH

A car carrying five teenagers went airborne as it sped over railroad tracks in northeast Ohio early Sunday and crashed, killing the 18-year-old driver hours before his high school graduation and two of his passengers, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

The other two passengers, one of them also an impending graduate, were hospitalized.

Less than 13 hours after the crash, Brunswick High School students left empty seats covered with flowers at their graduation ceremony to remember driver Jeffrey Chaya and Kevin Fox, who was critically injured.

“It was very sad,” Superintendent Michael Mayell said after the commencement ceremony at the University of Akron. “There were a lot of tears.”