The Greater Terre Haute NAACP Branch invites the community to participate in a discussion on School Safety and Combating Gun Violence. “Local NAACP leaders share the concern of parents, students, teachers, and school administrators about having a safe, secure learning environment in our schools during a time when we are plagued with an epidemic of gun violence and mass shootings”, observed Sylvester Edwards, Branch President.

The NAACP meeting will be on Monday, September 16 at the Vigo County Public Library at 6:30 p.m. It is open to the public.

The School Safety Coordinator for Vigo County School Corporation, Travis Chesshir, will be featured presenter. He will talk about the School Corporation’s Safety program and be able to explain the measures in place to protect students and teachers. The handling of recent local school incidents (such as look-alike weapons) may provide insight into current practices.

Other areas of interest to be explored: Responsibility of parents for child safety? What actions can students take? Role of law enforcement? Are there any legislative ideas?

“The Q & A period provides everyone an opportunity to engage in the conversation. This is important toward saving lives for our community,” said A. Theressa Bynum, Publicity chair.