Nearly 200 gather in Helena for 4th annual Jeremy Bullock Safe Schools Summit

Nearly 200 people met Tuesday at a Helena elementary school to kickoff a two-day summit geared toward school safety, bringing together educators, law enforcement and other professionals whose common goal is to make campuses more secure for everyone.

This year’s theme for the fourth annual Jeremy Bullock Safe Schools Summit is “Growing Your School’s Safety Culture.”

Jeremy Bullock

The event was held at Central Elementary School in Helena. It’s the first time it has not been held in Butte, the town where 11-year-old Jeremy Bullock was living in 1994 when he was fatally shot by a classmate on the playground of Margaret Leary Elementary School.

Bill Bullock, Jeremy’s dad, said the nonprofit decided it would like to have the summit in other Montana cities and keep Butte in the mix as well.

He said violence continues to plague schools.

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“It’s not getting better by any means,” Bullock said.

Emcee Ray Rogers said Central Elementary School is showcase for school safety. He said the summit was not only in honor of Jeremy Bullock, but also for

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