TRIBUTE TO ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 98
(Extensions of Remarks - June 13, 2018)

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             TRIBUTE TO ANAHEIM UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

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                          HON. J. LUIS CORREA

                             of california

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, June 13, 2018

  Mr. CORREA. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the notable 
contributions and meaningful progress made by the Anaheim Union High 
School District (AUHSD) to protect its 30,000 students by taking 
unprecedented actions to implement school safety measures, including 
the installation of a pioneering digital mapping system at my alma 
mater, Anaheim High School.
  This technology can potentially save the lives of teachers, students 
and first responders, especially critical in a time when hundreds of 
students have been victims of gun violence in more than 200 school 
shootings In 2018 alone, there have been 20 incidents in which someone 
was injured with in firearm on the campus of an U.S. school.
  More than 214,000 students have experienced gun violence at 216 
schools since Columbine. The Washington Post found that at least 141 
children, educators and other individuals have been killed in assaults, 
and another 284 have been injured.
  Anaheim High is the first school in the nation to be digitally mapped 
using technology developed by former law enforcement officer, David 
Sobel, whose wife and mother are both public school teachers.
  This new technology will provide up-to-date floor plans, aerial maps 
and site plans virtually to responders within minutes of an emergency.
  Through the use of 15,000, 360-degree high resolution photos, the 
digital map will provide first responders with important details such 
as potential hiding places, what furniture or other materials could be 
used as a barricade, and even what kinds of locks and hinges are on the 
doors.
  What's more, the AUHSD is actively embracing its philosophy that 
``school safety means physical, intellectual and emotional safety'' by 
enacting mental health initiatives to create positive school climates 
that promote kindness and compassion.
  A dedicated team of social workers provide intensive mental health 
and crisis intervention services and they work with numerous community 
partners to raise awareness about adverse childhood experiences (or 
trauma), and to identify mental health issues at early stages and 
develop coping skills.
  In addition, the AUHSD is to be commended for its establishment of 
Southern California's first high school Cybersecurity Pathway through 
collaborations with the business and education community.
  Also notable is the District's creation of an Offensive Security 
Society and the formation of high school chapters to teach students how 
to ethically and proactively discover weaknesses in technology systems 
and to make corrections before the weaknesses elevate to crisis level.
  Mr. Speaker, I wish to express my sincere appreciation to the Anaheim 
Union High School District for its leadership in addressing the 
critical issue of how to keep our students safe through a multi-faceted 
approach that employs pioneering technology and lessons in kindness and 
compassion.

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