Tensions expected to be sky high tonight as the Broward School District hosts a Town Hall on school safety at J.P. Taravella High School. Expect plenty of pointed questions from concerned Parkland parents for embattled Superintendent Robert Runcie. More than a year after the massacre, many are still wondering what he's doing to prevent kids from bringing guns and knives to school. Ben Rosenberg with Moms Demand Action says he's most concerned about the possibility of arming teachers. Last week, Broward adopted new safety policies mandating all classroom doors are locked, clarifying when a Code Red is called and requiring identifiable safe spaces where students can hide from an active shooter.
Security experts from Safe Havens, International, Inc. , which provides independent security and risk assessment services will be providing the presentation. Experts are expected to discuss physical security measures and the building systems. They will also identify and evaluate potential hazards and risks. Superintendent Runcie will also formally introduce Brian Katz, the new Chief of Safety, Security and Emergency Preparedness. This marks the 3rd open Town Hall within a year.
The meeting is open to the public and media. It is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. at J.P. Taravella High School located at 106000 Riverside Drive, Coral Springs, 33071.