York County residents can join a discussion on school safety at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday featuring local leaders.
A tele-town hall will be streamed live on U.S. Congressman Ralph Norman’s Facebook page.
The town hall will include Jason Johns, principal of Nation Ford High School in Fort Mill, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson, Rock Hill Police Chief Chris Watts and Kevin Wren, director of risk, security and emergency management for Rock Hill school district, a release states.
Residents also can join the discussion at norman.house.gov or by calling 803-327-1114 to RSVP.
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School security is a top issue on the minds of parents and community members nationwide. On Feb. 14, 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
Schools in York, Chester and Lancaster counties have also had to deal with threats. Two students from Lancaster were arrested in February and accused of threatening to shoot up Lancaster High School. A Sullivan Middle School student also was arrested after he confessed to saying he would “bring a firearm to school and shoot students and staff,” Rock Hill police said. A York Middle School student was arrested in March and was accused of posting a threat to social media.