Guns and school safety forum scheduled for Sunday at Twin Valley
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WHITINGHAM - A significant discussion about school safety is happening throughout Vermont and the Deerfield Valley following the Florida and Fair Haven school incidents.

Gov. Phil Scott has issued a memo detailing ideas he would like the Legislature to consider in order to improve school safety. There is a sense of urgency to the conversations happening in Montpelier, led by the governor, speaker of the house, and senate pro tem, which includes considering new safety measures as well as legislation increasing regulation of guns.

State representatives Laura Sibilia and John Gannon want to give residents, students, staff, and law enforcement in the Deerfield Valley communities the opportunity to weigh in on the debate.

A school safety forum for residents of and employees who work in the towns of Dover, Halifax, Searsburg, Somerset, Stamford, Readsboro, Wardsboro, Whitingham, and Wilmington will be held on Sunday, March 18, from 4 to 6 pm at Twin Valley Middle High School, 4299 Vermont Route 100.

The purpose of the forum is for those who live and work in the nine towns to be able to share ideas about possible legislative and non-legislative solutions to school safety. This will be a moderated discussion. To allow as many people as possible to speak, individuals who live and work in the nine towns will be given three minutes to speak and share their thoughts on school safety.

Gannon and Sibilia are hosting the forum and met with school administrators, board members, and staff, law enforcement and community representatives to plan the event.

Questions from residents of or employees in the Deerfield Valley on the upcoming forum can be sent to Gannon at jgannon@leg.state.vt.us or Sibilia at lsibilia@leg.state.vt.us.
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