LANSING, Mich., May 26, 2022 — Today, state Rep. Christine Morse (D-Texas Township) is hosting a school safety town hall. The representative will be going over updates on gun violence prevention legislation, talking with school administrators and educators about the steps they have taken to improve safety in schools and discussing how the Legislature can aid in those efforts. Morse will be joined by special guest panelists who have experience responding to school safety issues, including a presentation from Moms Demand Action about their Be SMART safety program. After the panel discussion, there will be a Q&A with the audience.


“Keeping our kids safe at school is of the utmost importance. I look forward to having a conversation with special guests, students, parents, teachers and community members — we need all hands on deck to ensure our schools are protected. The students of our community deserve a high quality education; a safe environment is instrumental in fostering academic and social development,” Morse said. “My goal is to hear how we as legislators can help make that happen.”


Special guests who will join Morse in this important conversation are Randy Fleenor, superintendent of Mattawan Consolidated Schools; Michael Pascoe, assistant superintendent of Portage Public Schools; Officer Henry Kite, school resource officer for Portage Public Schools and Police Department; Rick Omilian, advocate at Moms Demand Action and Becky Moon, West Middle School counselor for Portage Public Schools. 


The School Safety Town Hall will take place on Thursday, May 26 at 6 p.m. at Schrier Park Building, 850 W. Osterhout Road in Portage.


It is open to the public and will be shared via livestream on Representative Morse’s Facebook page.