August 29, 2019
Today, the Utah Attorney General’s Office, Utah State Legislature, and Utah State Board of Education announced the launch of L.E.T.S. Stay Safe – a firearm safety and violence prevention program. L.E.T.S. stands for Leave it alone, Educate others, Tell an adult, and Share the threat.
During the 2016 Legislative Session, Senator Todd Weiler and Senator Dan McCay sponsored SB 43, a bill that directed the Utah Attorney General’s Office to produce a program that offers guidance and education to youth on the importance of firearm safety and reporting threats to schools. Together with the Utah Legislature, Utah State Board of Education, and partner law enforcement agencies, the Utah Attorney General’s Office produced L.E.T.S. Stay Safe.
This comprehensive educational program includes a video, PowerPoint presentation, posters, handouts, and lesson plans for educators, community leaders, and parents. The program will be offered to schools, youth groups, community organizations, educators, and parents, and is directed towards young people in grades 5-12. Firearms are common in Utah, and this program emphasizes what to do should young people come across a firearm in order to help save lives and reduce accidental deaths and injuries.
Watch the live stream of the press conference here.
Watch the L.E.T.S. Stay Safe Video here.
For more information on the program, go here.
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