Gun violence panel discuss harms of arming teachers, increasing police officers

Gun violence panel discuss harms of arming teachers, increasing police officers

During a panel discussion Saturday, Shraddha Joshi, a student organizer for the Round Rock March for Our Lives, said the scope of gun violence is not just limited to school shootings. “I was really young when Sandy Hook happened, and as just a middle school student I wanted to start advocating for it,” Meridian World School junior Joshi said. “But after a few months, things kind of died down and here we are seeing another uprising.” Six panelists spoke at the on-campus event, which was hosted by the Texas Progressive Action Network. Panelists discussed gun violence and the impact policies related to it would have on students. Stephanie Martin, an English teacher from Early College High School in Round Rock, said she is opposed to the idea of increasing officers on her campus and tougher disciplinary measures. “We’re talking about children here, not hard criminals,” Martin said. “My job […]

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