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NAACP holds gun violence discussion in Pueblo

NAACP gun violence meeting in Pueblo
Posted at 10:17 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 00:17:04-04

PUEBLO — The NAACP held a public discussion Wednesday in Pueblo, focusing on gun violence.

The round table discussion was proposed in the wake of the Highlands Ranch STEM School shooting last Spring.

The goal of the discussion was to talk about the strengths and weaknesses of schools, current procedures to address gun violence, as well as cyber bullying and teen suicide, and making sure the public knows what those things are.

"We know that things are in place, but does the community know what's in place. The law enforcement, education folks know... but do the parents know? Do the students know? and it's a group effort," said Roxana Mack with the NAACP.

Leaders with Pueblo Police and the Sheriff's Office were part of the talks, as were administrators from schools in Pueblo and Pueblo West.