School Violence Topic at Two Meetings

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RENO -- In the wake of a shooting at Sparks Middle School, two community meetings on school safety are planned. Perry Di Loreto of the Nevada Military Support Alliance said Lt. Col. Dave Grossman would visit Reno for a symposium on March 13. Grossman is a former West Point psychology professor and studies violent crime. The event will take place at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center.

Another forum is set for Wednesday evening at the Washoe County Commission Chambers. The event will include those directly affect by the shootings in Connecticut, Tucson and at Virginia Tech. The event is being put on by the school district and Senator Debbie Smith. It's scheduled for 6 p.m.