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Special session on violent crime in Missouri to start Monday

Governor Parson, Columbia City Hall

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Lawmakers will head to Jefferson City for a special session on violent crime Monday.

Gov. Mike Parson announced the special session on July 15 and has been traveling across the state to talk about violent crime.

Monday afternoon teachers from around the state protested the governor's decision to reopen schools.

You can watch a previously live video of the protest in the player below.

During a visit to Columbia on July 23, the governor said the biggest topic in the upcoming session will be how to improve witness protection.

Lawmakers will also talk about a proposal that would allow courts to decide whether to charge juveniles as adults in cases of unlawful use of a weapon and armed criminal action.

The special session on violent crime starts at 12 p.m. Monday.

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Brittany Wiley

Brittany Wiley joined ABC 17 News in December 2018 as a full-time reporter. She anchors weekend morning broadcasts and reports in the early evening during the week.

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