News teams swarmed the campus at MCC-Blue River for the Kelsey Smith Foundation’s Safety Awareness Seminar. Jana Corrie of the KMBC Channel 9 morning show reported on event preparations every half hour from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and interviewed Dean of Instruction Cheryl Carpenter Davis, psychology instructor Kimberly Glackin, and Greg and Missey Smith, the parents of the murdered teen Kelsey, whom took the stage to educate any and all who would listen.
Fox 4 News sent Terra Hall whose report appeared in long format on the late night news:
Channel 5 News reporter Jonathan Carter delivered this synopsis of the event on the 6 o’clock news:
Hundreds of students and individuals from the community learned important facts about maintaining their personal safety, chief among them being to make sure that someone knows where you are, and to fight back immediately at the first location when accosted. “If you reach location number two,” said Greg Smith, “you will not survive.”
Also present to report on the Kelsey Smith Safety Awareness event were on-air personalities from 88.5fm KLJC.