A local teenager is making sure that every classroom at his high school is safe by donating what he’s calling Survival Buckets. He’s hoping that by having these buckets in each classroom, that students and teachers will be able to escape or defend themselves in case of an active shooter situation.
As part of an Eagle Scout Project, Harrison Trikones, 17, is making sure that each class room has a 5-gallon bucket containing 5, 24-inch zip ties, a can of wasp spray, a hammer, and 20 feet of half-inch rope, in case an active shooter were to enter Indian Creek High School.
Trikones says the rope could be used for lowering a students out of a window or tying the door, the zip ties can be used as handcuffs, the wasp spray works just like pepper spray, and the hammer can be used as a weapon or to break a window.
Trikones hopes that this will make everyone feel safer especially when it’s partnered with the ALICE Training that students and teachers have already gone through.
“Paired up with the program I hope that it not only gives them the knowledge to defend themselves but what they need to defend themselves with,” said Trikones.
Resource Officer David Darago says the buckets are last resorts but it’s just another tool in the toolbox that the occupants in that room can use to make a life saving decision.
Trikones was able to purchase the supplies through family members and family friends. Lowes also helped out by donating $50 and giving him a discounted rate.
Trikones will present the Survival Buckets to teachers on their first day back from break on August 24th.