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How safe are our schools?

On Thursday, November 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Birmingham First in Fellowship Hall, the Church & Society Ministry, as part of its ongoing Gun Safety/Gun Violence Reduction Project, will present “How safe are our schools?” The purpose is to raise our awareness of the prevalence of gun violence in our schools and the danger it presents to our children.

Justin Heinze of the University of Michigan’s Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention will present the findings from research on the gun violence threats to schools. He will also speak about evidence-based school safety solutions that can make schools safer.

Pat Sidge, Bloomfield Hills Schools Administrator of Public Safety, will review the gun safety measures that have been implemented in the school district. Pat will also provide insight into how these safety measures have changed the day to day business of education.

You will hear Brian Cooper share one father’s compelling story of the impact the Oxford High School shooting has had and continues to have on him, his wife and their children. It is a story of fear, coping and ongoing anxiety about the safety of his children.

Refreshments will be served before and after the presentations and each presenter will entertain questions from the attendees.

C&S Ministry encourages you to join us on November 9. If you have any questions about the “How safe are our schools?” program contact Frank Driscoll, Chair C&S Ministry at