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Parents, students, teachers and other stakeholders in public education will have a chance to share their views and ask questions about school safety during an upcoming town hall.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond, Chattanooga Police Chief David Roddy, Hamilton County Schools Superintendent Bryan Johnson, National School Security Expert Michael Yorio and Professional Educators of Tennessee Executive Director J.C. Bowman will serve as panelists during the event.

Weston Wamp will act as moderator for the event.


“The town hall will give parents, teachers and other stakeholders in public education the chance to offer their views on school safety,” Hammond said in a prepared statement. “Also, we will be able to share information about the Monday morning discussion with elected and community leaders.”

Before opening the floor up to questions, the panelists will make some brief opening remarks. Attendees are encouraged to prepare concise questions for the event. Partisan, political speech will be prohibited.

The event will be recorded and distributed to the Professional Educators of Tennessee network.

The town hall will be at the East Hamilton Middle High School at 2015 Ooltewah Ringgold Road in the theater from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m.