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NC lawmakers tackle gun violence, school safety in daylong hearing

The House Select Committee on School Safety holds its first meeting this morning at 9:00am. Members will hear seven presentations ranging from the Center for Safer Schools to the N.C. School Psychologists Association.

Co-chairs Rep. John Torbett and Rep. David Lewis have allotted three hours after the presentations for the 40-plus member committee to discuss the next steps to improving school safety.

Even before the meeting, Democratic House and Senate members presented a slate of “common-sense” proposals aimed at reducing gun violence.

Click here for the full agenda of today’s hearing.

To hear what teachers are thinking about the idea of being armed to make our schools safer, listen to our interview with Elon Poll director Jason Husser, who surveyed more than 350 North Carolina teachers on the topic.

NC Policy Watch’s Billy Ball will be live tweeting today’s committee meeting with the full story on Thursday.

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