“It doesn’t matter how big you are if somebody has a gun,” Hegland said. “Most of these school shootings have been with semiautomatic weapons.”
School Committee member Robert W. Golledge Jr. agreed with Hegland about the name of the program, but supported its spirit.
“We need to be careful about the language we use as this moves forward,” said Golledge, adding that the name could become “a distraction.”
School Committee members encouraged Berkowitz, Yeaton, and Superintendent Jeffrey Granatino to continue implementing the program.
No further information sessions about the program have been scheduled.
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