Columbine Survivors Participate in Active Shooter Training; ‘Rebels for Change’

The Uintah School District active shooter training included some special speakers who know first hand how devastating a real active shooter situation is. “Those who participated in the training had the privilege of hearing from four survivors of the 1999 shooting at Columbine High School,” shares the school district. “Kari Bryan, Sarah Bush, Laura Hall and Tami Diaz shared their experiences as students at Columbine and talked about the work they now do as members of Rebels for Change, a group for Columbine alumni that advocates increased awareness about the effects of trauma, promotes violence prevention, and encourages support for those who are impacted by traumatic events.” To learn more about their cause, visit Monday’s training was designed to teach law enforcement officers, EMS personnel, firefighters, and district employees how to respond to an active shooter situation. Local, state, and federal agencies had officers participate as well as crews from Gold Cross Ambulance, Ute Tribe Ambulance, Classic Air Medical and Uintah Fire District firefighters.


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.