School Safety Advocate
"Anticipating the Unthinkable"

Carly Posey

 

 

Carly Posey

 

School Safety Advocate

“Anticipating the Unthinkable”

 

On December 14, 2012, a shooter entered Carly Posey’s son’s first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary school.  After shooting his teacher and a student, the shooter stopped to reload. Carly’s son ran out of the classroom to the fire station nearby. Her fourth-grade daughter remained hidden in an art room office at the Sandy Hook School. Her two other children were at the intermediate school in Newtown; in lockdown for 5 hours.

 

Carly tells her story of no one being prepared for what happened inside Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. She shares what went wrong and right on that day and the days and years to follow. She shares her perspective on the events and suggestions on how a school community can be proactive and better prepared for the unthinkable.

 

Carly shares her story to help prevent tragedies and to help individuals and communities prepare for and respond to traumatic events. She has worked and spoke to school communities around the country to help prepare and prevent the unthinkable. She was the executive director for Safe2Tell Colorado for two years and is currently working for Anderson Software, an anonymous tip reporting technology company. Carly proudly serves on the board of the “I Love U Guys” foundation and travels across the country to share her story to motivate and inspire others to be active in school safety. Carly, her husband Dave, and four children moved to Parker, Colorado on December 15, 2012 where she advocates for a proactive approach to school safety, both mentally and physically.