Guns on Long Island

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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.

Series Information:
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?
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.

Click here for extended video of an active shooter drill.
Click here for an extended interview with Suffolk top cop Stu Cameron.
Click here for an extended interview with expert Lars Clemensen.

Part 3: AR-15 weapon at center of gun control debate
The semi-automatic AR-15 is a weapon much of the gun control debate has been centered around. News 12 Long Island takes a closer look at this weapon, which has been used in some of the deadliest mass shootings in recent history, including Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, Texas, San Bernardino, and Newtown, Connecticut.

Facebook Live event: Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

Facebook Live Event: Do you feel Long Island schools are safe?
In a recent Facebook live event at Center Moriches High School in Suffolk, News 12 gathered a panel together and asked the question, do you feel Long Island schools are safe?   

Facebook Live Event: What can be done to make schools safer?

In a recent Facebook live event at Center Moriches High School, we asked a panel what they think needs to be done to make our schools safer.

Facebook Live Event: Mass Shooting Epidemic?

News 12 recently hosted a Facebook live event at Center Moriches High School and asked the question, why are there so many mass shootings in the United States?

Facebook Live Event: Arming school staff?

Participants were asked if school staff should be armed, as part of our on-going series "Guns on Long Island."

Facebook Live Event: Advocating for Change 

Are #NeverAgain and #Enough making a difference when it comes to changing gun control laws or keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill?

Facebook Live Event: Role of the NRA 

News 12 asked if the NRA has any role in gun safety regulation and laws, and is it to blame in any way for the rash of mass shootings?

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