The Security Challenge
In the wake of widespread gun violence at schools across the US, American Classical Charter Academy (ACCA) is on a mission to be one of the safest schools in Florida.
To comply with Florida law, ACCA had already hired an armed School Safety Officer (SSO). However, Headmaster, Bryan Foster, realized that if the school was ever threatened by gun violence like an active shooting, the SSO, faculty, and students wouldn’t be notified of the emergency right away, prolonging emergency response time.
The Defendry Solution
Defendry Authorized Partner, Blue Fox Group, introduced Defendry to ACCA. When ACCA’s Headmaster realized that the Defendry Alert System could deliver intel about a detected shooter to their SSO, administrators, and local law enforcement in just seconds, he immediately bought it.
Today, Defendry monitors cameras throughout the school, keeping watch for someone carrying a drawn gun onto campus. If a shooter is ever detected, the Defendry Alert System will empower exponentially faster and more-intelligent response, ideally saving many lives.
In Their Own Words
“This is definitely making me feel more confident and secure that my child is safe and getting an amazing education at the same time. We don’t have to settle for one or the other.”
– Chiara Ajo, ACCA Parent
“Defendry’s threat detection software will assist me in identifying an armed threat at American Classical Charter Academy… I consider Defendry to be an excellent supplement to providing a safer environment for our ‘Warrior’ students.”
– William Kinsella, ACCA School Safety Officer (SSO)
“I like to think of all the students that I have been entrusted with as an extension of my own family…they are kind of all my kids. When I learned about how Defendry has innovative measures to proactively protect our students, staff, and families, it was a no brainer to partner with them.”
– Bryan Foster, ACCA Headmaster
“I love presenting Defendry to my clients because it shows that I sincerely care about them. Defendry proactively saves lives, instead of waiting for someone else to act.”
– Ezra Lantz, Blue Fox Group (Defendry Authorized Partner)