DISCUSSION: 'What can students do to continue to address school safety?'

Local students talk about how they feel about gun violence and future school safety. (Christy Wilcox | KSNV)

Students around the nation gathered for national school walkout Wednesday morning; in Las Vegas, Clark County Schools and UNLV joined in the movement. But as conversations about school safety trickle down from our nation’s capital to students, many wonders, what will it take to keep schools safe?

Student leaders in groups like CAPA leadership league, were among the panelists to discuss school safety.

One of those students asked you not as associates and not as friends but as American people to join me in the fight to stop school shootings everywhere because if we don't stop it, it won't stop.

"Most of us aren't old enough to vote yet so this is the only way to get our voices heard," student Austin Lener Liston said.

The House Of Representatives approved the stop school violence act on Wednesday. The bill will offer schools grant money for safety measures like metal detectors and teacher training. CCSD's Captain Ken Young says metal detectors would be difficult to add to Clark County schools. Student Austin Lener Liston is among students who don't like the idea.

"I don't really like it. It's almost like treating the students as guilty," Lener-Liston said.

School counselor Monique McCoy has other ideas about how students can continue to make a change. McCoy said school bullying is one of the biggest problems. She said if students would get to know and be kind to each other the issue of school safety would slowly change.

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