32 Fresno County school districts meet with law enforcement to discuss school-shooting prevention

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FRESNO COUNTY, California (KSEE/KGPE) – Dozens of Fresno County schools came together for a school safety symposium on Thursday.

Representatives from all 32 Fresno County school districts – as well as private schools – heard from local, state and federal agencies.

The FBI gave school leadership insight on what triggers school shootings – such as mental health and drug abuse issues.

“What are those key indicators we may be missing in our community, in our schools, with our students, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools Jim Yovino said. “So that we could have an early intervention so that we can avoid the possibility of another school shooting in our community.”

The FBI’s information is compiled from every school shooting since Columbine. The stats are used to assess the potential threat a student can be to a school and the community.

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