Youth Explore The Issue Of Gun Violence

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LINDEN — For the past few months, the youth Law Explorers of Law Explorer Post 629 have been working on a presentation entitled “What Can be Done to Prevent School Shootings: A Discussion by Students.” They will present their work consisting of a video presentation and their opinions, followed by a town hall type discussion with the public at 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, at St. Mary and Elizabeth Academy, located at 170 Hussa Street, Linden, at the gymnasium. Everyone is welcome to attend this free public event. Law Explorer Post 629 will also present their project to the Linden High School on April 25 for the high school students and their parents.

During their after school hours, the youth Explorers from Law Explorer Post 629 (ages 11 – 17) have been working  to create this project with the hopes to voice their concerns and ideas as to how more school safety policies can be put in place so that other vicious massacres will never happen again. Law Explorer Post 629 has been meeting twice to three times a week so that this project will go on without a hitch.

Every Post member has their own job to do including interviewing, writing press releases, editing videos, designing fliers, contacting the community and so on. This project is very important for the Post not only to start a discussion among students on how to help prevent school massacres but it will also help Law Explorer Post 629 reach out to the community.

This project was prompted by the tragic events that took place Dec. 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where 26 students and educators were murdered.


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