School officials from Meriden are scheduled to be in Danbury today for a conference on gun control attended by Vice President Joe Biden.
The Meriden Record Journal reports that School Superintendent Mark D. Benigni, assistant superintendents Michael S. Grove and Thomas Giard III and Board of Education President Mark Hughes will attend the event.
Biden is the keynote speaker at the conference at Western Connecticut State University (WCSU) which will focus on the federal government's response to reducing gun violenc. The event is being hosted by members of the state’s congressional delegation.
The conference is not open to the public but will include panel discussions on ways to reduce gun violence, protect kids, and make communities safer, and will include national, state, and local leaders, law enforcement, mental health experts, sportsmen, faith leaders, families and survivors of gun violence. It takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.
Check back with Patch Thursday for coverage of the event.