Student organizers plan to hold a town hall on gun violence and school safety in Jefferson City this Thursday.
All teens are invited, plus certain school and community leaders, including politicians and police officers, but the organizers don’t want other members of the public to attend. The students said this will give their peers a safe space to talk about something that directly affects and concerns them.
“We don’t want it to be intimidating,” said Da’Chanel Sutton. “We just want this to be an opportunity for teens to speak out on how they feel. And we invited the different people within the school board just so we can be heard and they can listen.”
The event starts at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at Jefferson City’s Boys and Girls Club.
Afterward, they’ll talk about how the discussion went.