Anderson County Schools will have a town hall to discuss school safety on Thursday.
“In response to the tragedy in Florida this week, we would like to address our community’s concerns regarding the safety of our schools,” said Tim Parrott, director of Anderson County Schools.
The town hall is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. Thursday, February 22, in the auditorium at Anderson County High School.
“All interested parents and community members are invited to attend,” Parrott said.
In the Florida shooting, a 19-year-old who had been expelled from a high school in a town called Parkland in Broward County killed 17 people with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and injured 14 others on Wednesday. Parkland is about 30 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale.
The suspect in that shooting, Nikolas Cruz, has been arrested and has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder. It was one of the worst school shootings in the United States, and after that shooting, some residents and students in the area have been asking about, or expressing concern about, school safety.
More information will be added as it becomes available.