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Youngstown school plans open house to discuss community violence

“This meeting is an opportunity for families to express their concerns and to ask questions,” Taft Elementary School Principal Tod Morris said.
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YOUNGSTOWN — City officials and representatives of area block watch organizations are expected to attend a community open house meeting at Taft Elementary School on Wednesday.

The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the school at 730 E. Avondale Ave.

“We all know about the violence that’s plagued the city and even the nation over the last several months,” Taft Principal Tod Morris said in a news release. “We just want our scholars to be safe. They deserve that. This meeting is an opportunity for families to express their concerns and to ask questions. One of the goals is to develop a plan for how Taft can become a hub for community conversation and support neighborhood safety.”

Mayor Jamel Tito Brown and Councilwoman Basia Adamczak, 7th Ward, as well as other community leaders are expected to attend.

Last spring, Taft students and staff led a peace march around the school, pleading for an end to the violence in the city and neighborhoods.

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