By Lawrence Journal-World |

Lawrence school district to hold second community conversation on public safety

photo by: Ashley Hocking

Lawrence Public Schools Superintendent Anthony Lewis speaks to the audience at the community conversation about public safety on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019 at Lawrence High School.

The Lawrence school district will hold the second of two community conversations on public safety on Tuesday at Free State High School.

The conversation follows one that hundreds of parents and community members attended on Feb. 21 at Lawrence High School. It was prompted by multiple incidents in which students brought guns or weapons to school within the span of several days in February.

Tuesday’s conversation, previously announced to be held Thursday evening, will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Free State, 4700 Overland Drive.

At the Feb. 21 meeting, district leaders said that staff would compile the ideas and concerns that those in attendance had listed in small-group brainstorming sessions at that meeting and Tuesday’s. That data would be posted online at usd497.org/safety, they said.


More coverage: 2019 weapons incidents at LHS

Feb. 15 — Taser confiscated from Lawrence High student at school, district says

Feb. 14 — Boy who took gun to LHS this week stole it from parent, charges allege

Feb. 12 — Lawrence school district announces immediate actions to address gun incidents on campus

Feb. 12 — Lawrence High student allegedly brings gun to school; incident is second in a week, fifth in district in past year

Feb. 8 — Criminal charges filed against student who reportedly brought gun to LHS

Feb. 7 — Lawrence High student acted out in class before staff found gun in his bag, school district says

Feb. 6 — LHS student brought gun to school, Lawrence school district tells parents

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