State Rep. Paul Heroux hosts a panel discussion on youth safety.
Gun violence, bullying and mental health were among the topics of a panel discussion Wednesday night hosted by Attleboro state Rep. Paul Heroux at the United Way of Greater Attleboro. These topics were part of a general focus on school mass shootings Heroux, who has a master's degree in criminology and worked for the Massachusetts Department of Correction, said the U.S. Secret Service tried to create a profile to identify school mass shooters, but was unable to do it. "They're finding there really isn't a profile to look for," he said Bullying was a possible motivation for the 1999 massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, in which two teens killed 12 students and a teacher. Chris Rappold, a karate instructor and bullying expert, said…
The event is described as a "a town hall-style meeting on keeping our children safe."
Wednesday, January 16
Attleboro's new state representative will host a forum next week on Wednesday on how to keep children safe from guns, sex offenders and bullies. Paul Heroux announced the event at the Tuesday night City Council meeting, at which he also introduced himself to the city's governing body for the first time since defeating incumbent George Ross in the November election. A notice from Heroux describes the event as "a town hall-style meeting on keeping our children safe." The notice states, "This is an opportunity to hear from Rep. Paul Heroux about the legislation he has filed as it concerns keeping kids safe, other elected officials' views and to hear from a local panel of experts on ways to keep children safe concerning [guns, sex offenders …