The Parkland, Florida, mass school shooting that claimed 17 lives in February ignited student-led protests — including one at Fresno High School — as well as debate and concern nationwide.
According to the latest Public Policy Institute of California poll, 73 percent of adults and 82 percent of public school parents in the state say they are “very” or “somewhat concerned” about the threat of a mass shooting in their local schools.
A workshop was held Friday in Fresno at the Doubletree Hotel downtown to brainstorm possible ways to improve campus safety and identify funding for safety enhancements. Among the ideas: adding psychologists and resources officers.
The event attracted representatives of 30 school district and 60 law enforcement agencies.
Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Jim Yovino and Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims organized the workshop in cooperation with Rep. Jim Costa of Fresno.
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