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Vigilant Personal Protection Systems Donates 300 Personal Alarms to Waukegan, IL School District

The alarms will be sent to the school district free of charge to be given by school administration to at risk kids

This is the best way for a company like ours to help. So we're sending as many alarms to Waukegan kids as we can.”
— David Happe, Spokesman, VigilantPPS

TAMPA, FL, USA, April 21, 2017 / -- Vigilant Personal Protection Systems, the market leader in personal protection alarms and non-lethal defense in the United States, has announced a donation of 300 personal protection alarms to Waukegan Public School District 60 in Waukegan, Illinois. The alarms, with a combined retail value of $4500, will be given to the district administration in hopes of providing them to at-risk kids.

The Waukegan Community Unit School District No. 60 is located halfway between Chicago and Milwaukee on the shores of Lake Michigan. Their student body represents the community's multi-ethnic population and consists of nearly 17,000 students. The District has a preschool site, 15 elementary schools, five middle schools, and a high school program.

Personal alarms are one of the fastest growing segments at retail in the self defense industry, because an attacker's worst enemy is attention. Personal alarms are legal to carry in all 50 states (even on airplanes and in schools!) and are a very safe and effective method of self defense. They require no training or skill to operate, and can be used by anyone regardless of age or physical ability. Police Officers, Campus Safety and Security Consultants recommend the use of personal safety alarms. Victims are often too traumatized to shout for help in unfamiliar and dangerous situations, increasing their vulnerability. The high pitched alarm is intended to scare off an assailant while switching the element of surprise from the attacker to the victim. Criminals do not like to draw attention, and will likely run off when they realize the alarm cannot be stopped.

"A recent article in the Chicago Tribune compared the Waukegan school district to others in Illinois" said David Happe, spokesman for Vigilant. "We were specifically looking for a school system with hard working teachers and administrators, and the ability to bless their kids with Vigilant alarms. The article talked about the disparity of funding, and that Waukegan was educating their (17,000) students on a way smaller budget. We wanted to help. This is the best way for a company like ours to help. So we're sending as many alarms to Waukegan kids as we can."

From the Tribune article:
"Waukegan District 60's enrollment of roughly 17,000 is nearly 80 percent Hispanic and 15 percent black students, and includes a higher-than-average percentage of English language learners and children in poverty. The district struggled to meet the needs of its students even before the foreclosure crisis left blocks dotted with empty homes and businesses. Teachers buy fans with their own money to fight the heat at schools like the district's Little Fort Elementary."

One teacher was quoted as saying "Just because our students are low income here within this district, it doesn't mean they shouldn't have the same opportunities kids in surrounding districts have."

Vigilant Personal Protection Systems agrees, and the alarms are on the way.

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