RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Following the June 6 graduation shooting outside of the Altria Theater, which killed 18-year-old Shawn Jackson and his stepfather, 36-year-old Renzo Smith, a nonprofit will provide safety patrols to Huguenot High School students.

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids, a “nonprofit dedicated to ending school violence,” has begun recruiting volunteers to patrol Huguenot High School, set to begin at the start of the 2023-24 school year.

According to the foundation, patrols are intended to prevent safety issues from reaching students on campus. Volunteers will be trained prior to the start of the academic year and will be added to teams.

The foundation further said that safety patrols “receive criminal background and drug clearance, are trained in situational awareness, CPR and basic intervention techniques.”

“Unless a part of the foundation’s on-campus program, teams do not enter school grounds,” the nonprofit explained. 

Anyone interested in volunteering as a patrol can contact the foundation via email at, or by phone at 254-493-3725.