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Dozens Of Gun Control Advocates Expected At Cajon Valley School Board Meeting

April 10, 2018 2:49 p.m.

San Diegans For Gun Violence Prevention is asking local school districts to adopt resolutions supporting federal gun legislation. KPBS education reporter Megan Burks says about 90 of its members are attending the Cajon Valley Union School Board Meeting tonight to apply pressure — riled up by a response from one of its trustees.

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San Diegans For Gun Violence Prevention is asking local school districts to adopt resolutions supporting federal gun legislation. KPBS education reporter Megan Burks says about 90 of its members are attending the Cajon Valley Union School Board Meeting tonight to apply pressure — riled up by a response from one of its trustees.
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Speaking as a founding member of the San Diego County Gun Owner's PAC, Trustee Jim Miller told the group that using the Parkland shooting to advance its legislative agenda is in poor taste.

Carol Landale is a member of San Diegans For Gun Violence Prevention.

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The Cajon valley School DistrIct is putting gun rights before student safety.

Miller says that’s not true.

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We’re taking active and actual steps to investigate and review the security of our campuses.

The board as a whole has yet to considered passing a gun control resolution. The middle and elementary school district gave students detention for participating in a nationwide walkout last month, and allegedly fired an intern who spoke to the press about the decision.

Megan Burks, KPBS News