A public service announcement produced by students from San Diego Unified high schools, in response to recent campus shootings, will begin airing in June, it was announced Thursday.
The PSA titled “If You See Something, Say Something” was produced by San Diego High School and Point Loma High School students in partnership with San Diego Unified School Police and Crime Stoppers San Diego.
The campaign targets the entire San Diego County community with two 30-second PSAs produced in English and Spanish on television and online. Cox Communications has partnered with the students and San Diego Unified and will air each PSA 200 times throughout June.
“Given the recent school shootings, both in Florida and Texas, we want to remind students and our community that their voice matters,” said school police Chief Mike Marquez. “We want to provide ways to report crime, in person or anonymously. Providing support for our school communities and creating safe learning environments is our top priority as a school police department. We are proud to partner with our students on this campaign and know this will add another layer of safety and security to our campuses.”
News of the PSA comes the same day that an online threat of violence directed at Torrey Pines High School prompted closure of the Del Mar Heights campus and led to the arrest of a former student who allegedly caused the scare.
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