Thursday will be an eye-opening one for parents worried about their child’s safety in school.
The state’s Safer Schools Task Force will share a big update on its progress protecting students, teachers and staff.
This morning, the task force will meet at the Juvenile Justice office to review the latest data on how many school shooter threats are out there.
This new information is coming from the State Bureau of Investigation’s BETA unit, a team of investigators and psychologists who assess active shooter threats in schools.
They also plan to review updates to the NC Safe Campaign, which is focused on gun safety.
William Lassiter from the Department of Public Safety says there’s been a spike in crime involving young people and guns.
Out of those incidents, Lassiter says only 3% of them happened on school grounds, but they’re working to do whatever it takes to get that down to zero.
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