MEDIA ADVISORY: Media availability and work session TODAY on school safety legislation

WHO:
Alissa Parker, co-founder of Safe and Sound Schools and the mother of Emilie Parker, one of the 20 children who died tragically in the Sandy Hook School Shootings on December 14, 2012

Dr. Eric Madfis, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Washington Tacoma, where his research focuses on the causes and prevention of school violence, hate crime, and mass murder

Sen. Wellman, chair, Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee

Rep. Dolan, vice chair, House Education Committee

WHAT
Media availability and work session on school safety legislation introduced in the House and Senate.

WHEN
Today, January 29, 12:30 – 1 p.m.

WHERE
House Hearing Room A, John L. O’Brien Building

WHY
Students need to be safe in schools, and they need to feel safe in schools. As the gun violence public health crisis continues in America and our schools, lawmakers in Olympia are working on several policies focused on improving student behavioral health, reducing gun violence, and investing in additional school safety supports.

The media availability will be held today, January 29 at 12:30 in House Hearing Room A. Alissa Parker and Dr. Eric Madfis will be featured speakers at a work session on school safety in the House Education Committee at 3:30 in the same hearing room. Vice chair Rep. Laurie Dolan will serve as committee chair for the school safety work session.