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Roundtable: How San Diego Schools Assess Threats Of Gun Violence

Roundtable: Keeping Schools Safe, Treatment Of Asylum Seekers, Horse Rescue Investigation


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Megan Burks, education reporter, KPBS News

Jean Guerrero, Fronteras reporter, KPBS News

Kate Morrissey, immigration reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune

Laura Wingard, managing editor, inewsource

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GUN VIOLENCE AND SCHOOLS

Students are staging walkouts, sporting goods stores are setting age limits for gun purchases, and even our Republican president is talking about limiting access. Could this time be different?

Mass shootings are a fact of life in this country, and last month's tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida set off the series of responses that have become routine: impassioned debate, calls for action on restricting guns. And then, nothing.

KPBS education reporter Megan Burks talks about how mass shootings are affecting policy here, and what schools are doing to keep kids safe.

RELATED: How San Diego Schools Handle Threats Of Mass Violence

IMMIGRATION ROUNDUP

Supreme court decisions on immigrant detentions and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, along with a lawsuit filed by the ACLU about separating families, and an odd development on the proposed border wall have kept immigration reporters busy this week.

KPBS reporter Jean Guerrero and Kate Morrissey of The San Diego Union-Tribune lookaffect politics affects asylum seekers, what happens next for DACA recipients, and why President Trump is threatening to delay work on the border wall in California.

RELATED: Asylum-Seeking Mother Reunited With Her Baby After US Kept Apart For Weeks

RELATED: ACLU sues immigration officials over family separation

RELATED: Supreme Court decision means many immigrants will stay in detention for longer

HORSE RESCUE INVESTIGATION

A North County nonprofit is accused of animal cruelty and fraud. But its owner says she is the victim of a witch hunt.

One issue is her methods. HiCaliber Horse Rescue buys sick and hurt animals at auction, but if they are found to be beyond help or are suffering, she puts them down. She does this with a .22-caliber rifle shot to the head, which, to be fair, is legal. The owner says euthanasia is still rescue, but her critics do not agree.

Inewsource editor Laura Wingard takes us through the investigation and introduces us to HiCaliber's colorful owner.

RELATED: HiCaliber Horse Rescue ensnared in allegations of animal cruelty, fraud

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