Glastonbury State Representative Prasad Srinivasan is joining 39 other state legislators to serve on a bipartisan taskforce to study gun violence, school safety and related issues in the wake of the tragic shooting in Newtown.
Srinivasan joined the new task force as one of 40 legislators assembled Tuesday, following the shooting at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14. Since the shooting, gun control and mental health issues have become the focus of legislative discussions on gun violence.
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The task force has designated three groups that will focus on the issues of gun violence prevention, mental health and school security. Srinivasan said he believes that a network of pediatricians and other professionals who will help refer children with mental health issues early on. He said that early action could help prevent future safety issues.
The first full meeting of the task force will take place at Friday at 1:30 p.m.
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