Trumbull's St. Joseph High School is 15 miles from Newtown, CT. “Dec. 14, 2012, changed everything,” St. Joseph High School’s dean of students, Martin Dempsey, said of the Newtown shooting. “School violence rarely starts with knives, it starts with gossip, bullying, peer pressure, gangs, and racism. These speakers advocate self-respect and respect for others and encourage positive links between school employees, parents, students, and law enforcement.”