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Rick Larsen to host forum on gun violence


Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will host a forum on gun violence and school safety tomorrow at Mariner High School.

The public event will include student speakers, Snohomish County Sheriff Office Captain Scott Parker, University of Washington School of Public Health Professor Frederick Rivara, Attorney General Legislative Director Yasmin Trudeau and Snohomish County NAACP Criminal Justice Chair Riall Johnson.

The event follows the school shooting in Parkland, Florida in February.

Since 2008, there have been three mass shootings, as defined by the FBI, in the Second Congressional District including one at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. There was also the near-shooting/bombing at ACES High School, where the suspect's grandmother discovered her grandson's plans and reported them to the authorities.

Larsen has introduced and supported legislation that would invest in schools in order to protect students. He is also the co-chair of the School Safety Caucus which provides a forum for Congress to figure out the best ways for schools to approach school safety needs and to make investments in security and other safety measures.

Since the Parkland shooting, Larsen has met with Marysville and Bellingham students to discuss school safety as well as Snohomish County school district superintendents, school board leadership and local law enforcement on actions to keep students, teachers and staff safe in school.

This event is open to the press.

Please RSVP to Amanda Munger at

Basic Information:

Saturday, April 7

Larsen will host a forum on gun violence

4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT

Mariner High School


200 120th Street SW

Everett, WA



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