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Recent school shootings prompt Leon County School Board discussion

Recent school shootings prompt Leon County School Board discussion
Recent school shootings prompt Leon County School Board discussion
Posted at 4:22 PM, May 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-22 14:31:51-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Last week's deadly school shooting in Texas is pushing more conversations about school safety.

Tuesday evening, the Leon County School Board discussed ways to prevent a tragedy from happening in our community.

Preventing a tragedy from happening in Leon County is a top priority for the school board, and in light of the events in Texas, it is something members say must be talked about. 

In the meeting, members talked about various solutions regarding ways to not only prevent gun violence within schools but above all keep children safe.

School superintendent Rocky Hanna says that this is a discussion that the districts need to have.

"I talked today to John Hunkyar, our chief of safety and security, about getting a round table of teachers together to talk about security issues and some of their concerns," said Hanna. "You know they're in the our schools everyday. We have a lot of experience but it's one thing for us to dictate everything that should happen in the way of school security."

Alva Swafford Striplin, the chair of school board said, ”Whether it be safety or stricter gun laws or mental health, we want an all in community effort to keep this from happening to any other school."

Members say they will develop a mental health committee that will help students in need. 

The school board will continue their discussions at their next meeting in June.