Town hall to help community ‘think creatively’ on how to end gun violence postponed

Town hall to help community ‘think creatively’ on how to end gun violence postponed
The Richmond Police Department conducts an investigation following a shooting in Mosby Court. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Richmond Public School system has postponed a “Stop Gun Violence Town Hall” on Tuesday due to a severe weather threat.

Updated Notice: ALL RPS events after 3pm are cancelled today due to anticipated severe weather. This now includes the Stop Gun Violence Town Hall and Rezoning District Community Conversations.

Posted by Richmond Public Schools on Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The meeting, when it’s rescheduled, is for residents “to think creatively about what we can do to end the gun violence that affects so many of our young people and their families.”

The event was originally scheduled on Aug. 13 from 6-7 p.m. at MLK Middle School at 1000 Mosby St. A makeup date has not yet been announced.

RPS is committed to addressing gun violence in our communities and we will be holding a Stop Gun Violence Town Hall to...

Posted by Richmond Public Schools on Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Superintendent Jason Kamras and other elected officials are expected to speak.

In Richmond, Mayor Levar Stoney has called for “common sense” gun laws after deadly shootings in the city and a mass shooting in Virginia Beach.

Stoney said earlier this summer he’s “heartbroken and ready to take action on gun violence in our city."

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