Susquehanna Township High School to host ‘Youth Town Hall on Violence’

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It’s an issue that’s devastating communities across the country; too many young people are dying from gun violence.

Students in Central Pennsylvania are coming together in hopes of better understanding the problem, before it’s too late.

On Monday evening, teens in the Harrisburg area will host the region's second ‘Youth Town Hall on Violence.’

It’ll be held at Susquehanna Township High School and is part of a series of meetings which kicked off last month in hopes of saving lives by putting an end to violence.

The conversation will be led by a panel of students and is a collaboration among city leaders, local law enforcement agencies and school officials.

At last month’s forum, the group discussed youth gun violence, drug abuse and the importance of having strong relationships with parents and guardians.

City officials say Monday’s forum will focus on issues involving sexting, social media, family problems and relationships with police and authority figures.

The town hall will be held on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Susquehanna Township High School.