San Diego Unified School District and city officials announce gun safety resolution

San Diego Unified School District and city officials announce gun safety resolution

San Diego Unified School District headquarters (U-T files) City and district officials announced a joint effort to educate families about city’s gun storage law As part of gun violence prevention week, the San Diego Unified School District Board of Education is expected to consider at its meeting Tuesday night a resolution to do educational outreach on a new city law requiring safe storage of firearms at home, officials said. School District Superintendent Cindy Marten joined City Attorney Mara Elliott and district Board of Education Vice President Richard Barrera at the Eugene Brucker Education Center in San Diego Tuesday morning to announce the board’s resolution and plans to help educate gun-owning parents and guardians about their legal responsibility to keep firearms locked up at home. Marten said that school administrators plan to send more than 100,000 of the district’s families educational materials to raise awareness about the city law that took effect in September and show where parents can find help and resources to ensure their guns are stored safely, using devices approved by the California Department of Justice. “Just as every school district in the nation must take the issue of gun violence seriously, all of our families must be serious about preventing gun tragedies in the home,” Marten said. “That is why we plan to share the news of the new San Diego Safe Storage Ordinance with all of our families.” The outreach effort also will direct families to resources where they can find affordable , acceptable storage […]

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