WATCH: ‘Solutionaries: Safer Schools’

Solutions journalism aims to find real answers to today’s problems

Our Solutionaries team tracks down solutions to one of the scariest, most terrifying problems plaguing parents—school safety.


According to, there have been more than 100 incidents of gunfire on school grounds in 2022 alone. Those shootings led to 41 deaths.

So, how can we ensure the safety of our kids while at school?

Experts will tell you that no solution is perfect. Still, simple ideas like super strong door jams, reinforced glass, and identifying signs and symptoms of pre-attack behavior are just a few ways to mitigate damage.

See the solutions to keeping schools safe. Join us for Solutionaries. Watch here on, on the News4JAX+ app (Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Google TV) or on the Solutionaries YouTube channel.

Following the recent airing of “Solutionaries: Safer Schools,” the Solutionaries team hosted a live chat to answer questions about school safety.

Answering your questions in the live chat was Mike Matranga, a former U.S. secret service agent who is now a security and school safety expert.

You can still share your questions and concerns here, and watch for answers from other viewers in the video.

On Solutionaries, we’re highlighting the creative thinkers and doers who are working to make the world a better place.

Solutionaries is a production of the news teams at Graham Media Group stations KPRC-Houston, WDIV-Detroit, KSAT-San Antonio, WKMG-Orlando, WJXT/WCWJ-Jacksonville and WSLS-Roanoke.

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