Last week KUSA9 in Colorado ran a great piece about the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program being taught to elementary school students in Castle Rock.
Gun safety program taught to elementary school students
Brandon Lee knew he had to do something when his young children
reached the age where they became curious about guns. While guns are not
present in their home, he knew they were in the homes of families where
his children play. He wanted his kids to know what to do if they ever
came in contact with a gun.
When two young children in Colorado were accidently killed
by guns in the last three months, Lee decided to take his idea of a gun
safety program to his children's school, Academy Charter School in
The idea was embraced by the school's administration.
Lee worked with an existing program called Eddie Eagle, which was
developed by the National Rifle Association. The program has been taught
for several years by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Lee was able
to arrange for two sheriff's officers to come to Academy Charter School
and teach the gun safety program for about 300 kindergarten through
fourth grade students.
Watch video of the segment and read the rest of the article on KUSA9's website here.