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Deadly school shootings seem to have become part of our lives.
Could it happen here on Long Island? Schools, parents and police are determined to do whatever it takes to protect our own.
Watch "Guns on Long Island," a special in-depth series Tuesday and Wednesday beginning at 8 a.m.
Then join us Thursday at 7 p.m. for a Facebook Live town hall. Our panel of experts will discuss school safety priorities and viable solutions to curbing school violence.
And we want to hear from you. Please post your comments or questions on the News 12 Long Island Facebook page during the show and we may use them live on air.
Part 1: Scared at School
Do students feel safe at school right now? Are schools safe? News 12 Long Island takes a look at current safety/security measures in place.
Click here for an extended interview with Southampton Police Chief Steven Skrynecki on security measures.
Part 2: Run or Hide? (airs April 18)
Are there mixed messages about what to do if there’s an active shooter at your school? Private companies teach the run/hide/fight method taught by Homeland Security and the Secret Service. Most public school districts have live shooter drills that teach kids to shelter in place. News 12 Long Island takes a look at these methods.