City Attorney Mike Feuer will hold another of his office’s ongoing Los Angeles School Safety Blue Ribbon Panel hearings Saturday in Granada Hills as it looks for ways to cut down on gun violence and other threats to students.

The panel was formed after a gun brought to campus by a 12-year-old girl accidentally discharged inside a Salvador Castro Middle School classroom, injuring two students, in the Westlake district of Los Angeles on Feb. 1 and since a gunman went on a rampage at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Feb. 14, killing 17 people and sparking a national debate on gun control and school safety.

The hearing, which will be co-hosted by Los Angeles Unified School District Board Member Scott Schmerelson, will focus on investigating threats of violence and preventing access to guns.

“As a school board member and former principal, my most pressing responsibility is the safety of our children and the security of our school communities,” Schmerelson said. “School safety begins at home. We need parents and families to discuss gun safety and school violence with their kids.”

The panel has already held public hearings in Hollywood, Harbor City, Mid City and Van Nuys, with Feuer planning to hold one in each of the seven board districts before issuing final report this summer that will offer recommendations on steps to improve school safety.

“The dialogue among students, parents, teachers, administrators and experts from our Blue Ribbon Panel has been enthusiastic and enlightening as we examine ways to further enhance safety on campuses and in surrounding neighborhoods,” Feuer said. “I look forward to continuing this discussion with the residents of Granada Hills and neighboring communities. We need to tap into a vast array of perspectives to gain insight into how best to keep our kids safe.”

The hearing is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences at 10445 Balboa Blvd. in Granada Hills.

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