Max Schachter’s life changed on February 14th, 2018, when his teenage son Alex was one of 17 children and teachers murdered during the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre. Since then, Max has been the preeminent force behind championing policy change at the highest levels of the United States government to improve school safety and security across America. He founded Safe Schools for Alex with a mission to provide parents, students, school districts and legislators the most current school safety best practices

Max is committed to bringing common sense solutions to improving school safety, with his single mission of leading a national clearinghouse that drives school safety best practices across the United States.

The clearinghouse website will go live in November, 2019 at  

He can be reached at


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