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School Safety & Security Conference

2022 Fall School Safety & Security Conference

Wednesday, October 26, 2022

9:00 am – 4:00 pm



Special Guest Speaker

Molly Hudgens

"Saving Sycamore. The School Shooting That Never Happened". 

Molly Hudgens Headshot


Molly Bradley Hudgens After a personal experience in college, Molly’s interest in violence prevention and safety sparked a desire to educate others who work with intervening in the lives of potentially violent teenagers. Her in-depth study on school shootings and the teenagers who commit these acts, “Recognizing Red Flags,” has been utilized nationally to train professionals in the fields of education, law enforcement, juvenile probation, and juvenile court. The training focuses on understanding the three types of school shooters and how to use threat assessment tools as an intervention to prevent violent acts in a school and community setting. Mrs. Hudgens put her training to use on September 28, 2016, when she talked a student with a loaded handgun out of committing a mass shooting at Sycamore Middle School. She is currently completing her 21st year as an educator in the Cheatham County School System, where she serves as a school counselor at Sycamore Middle School in Pleasant View, Tennessee. Molly Bradley Hudgens is a 1998 and 2000 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Allied Language Arts and a Master of Education in Counseling.