2 Cedar City Schools In ‘Secure Action’ For A Short Period: KSUB News Summary
Canyon View High School and Canyon View Middle School were placed in Secure Action situation for a short time Tuesday morning. Secure Action involves “get inside and lock outside doors.” In a Secure Action situation, students return to inside the building, but continue school activities as normal. At the same time staff members account for all students and staff member, lock the outside doors and continue normal activities with a higher situational awareness. The Secure Action was lifted by 9:15AM. Area police had received a third party threat that was found to be unsubstantiated.
Applications Out For Free and Reduced Price School Meals
Utah parents can now apply for free or reduced price school meals. The Utah State Board of Education says the applications have been sent home to parents. Eligibility will be evaluated based on income and household size. Parents can apply at any time during the school year and if they were denied they can also appeal a ruling. Utah school officials have been urging families to apply so the state can solve school lunch debt.
Red Cross Seeking Blood Donations
The American Red Cross of Utah is calling on residents to donate blood as the organization experiences a nationwide shortage. Red Cross officials say the under supply in blood donors led to a shortfall of about 30 thousand donations in August. The weather-related disasters including Hurricane Idalia have impacted the shortage more because it led to closures of hundreds of donation centers around the U.S. Red Cross officials argue a blood donation is a simple act of kindness that could end the shortage.
Man Starts Non Profit To Change Stigma Regarding Men's Mental Health
A Utah man is trying to change social stigma surrounding men's mental health by starting a non-profit. Last year, Joe Tuia'ana saved a young father from committing suicide with the words "I love you, bro." This inspired him to create "I Love You, Bro Project", a non-profit dedicated to men's mental health. A Gardner Policy Institute study found that 91 percent of Utah residents are impacted by suicide. Tuia'ana says many men struggle in silence and the project offers them a support group and educational opportunities.