WBHM Politics: Guns, Schools and Safety
The issue of guns and schools has been in the news the past month after a gunman walked into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, killing 17 people. It’s spurred a renewed discussion about how to keep students safe. It’s also inspired young folks to speak out and advocate for action around gun issues. In Birmingham these issues became very real when a student was shot and killed at Huffman High School earlier this month.
We explore this topic through a series of conversations with Homewood City Schools Assistant Superintendent Kevin Maddox, March for Life Birmingham organizer Ashley Causey and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute educational consultant Barry McNealy.
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