ORLANDO, Fla., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- After over 7 years of research and development, Skool Dogs, Inc. is the first active threat canine response program for schools. The Skool Dogs program officially deployed its first canine as a school safety dog to Cumberland County TEC- a NJ public high school. K-9 "Meadow" (named after Meadow Pollack, a victim in the Parkland, FL school shooting) is the first canine to graduate the K9 Academy as a school safety dog.
Canines used in the Skool Dogs program are specially trained with a proprietary patent pending system to react to the sound of gunfire. The canines are also trained to detect the odor of firearms and ammunition to help prevent a school shooting before it happens. It is the safest and most effective security program for both preventing school shootings and minimizing casualties. Each K9 deployed by Skool Dogs, Inc. goes through an extensive training regimen that ensures the canine can be integrated into the school culture easily while also remaining social and friendly with children.
Having lost his daughter, Meadow Pollack, to the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, 2018, American school safety activist, Andrew Pollack, has shown immense support for the Skool Dogs program. "Every day is February 14th," says Pollack. "I don't need February 14th to remind me that's the day my daughter was murdered. Every day, I live it." Pollack believes the Skool Dogs program can help our leaders take prompt action to improve the overall security situation in and around schools. "Humans failed my daughter that day. These dogs will never coward," Pollack said.
Founder of Skool Dogs, Joe Nicholas, who is an esteemed K9 Officer/Valor Award recipient and current director of the Atlantic County John Sonny Burke K9 Academy along with Manging Partner Brandon Womack, international law enforcement trainer and CEO of Homeland Intelligence & Protective Services, created the Skool Dogs program in response to the alarming rise in U.S. school shootings.
With over 600 school shootings in the United States in the last 7 years, Skool Dogs, Inc. offers a real solution to a real problem. Joe Nicholas and Brandon Womack seek to roll out the Skool Dogs program nationwide.
For more information, please visit our website at: skooldogs.com or call 833-K9SKOOL
SOURCE Skool Dogs, Inc.