Ohio School District to Host Forums in Shooting Aftermath

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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) – A southwest Ohio school district plans a series of forums to discuss safety and other concerns in the aftermath of last week’s cafeteria shooting.

Madison Local Schools near Middletown says it will meet with groups including law enforcement and emergency responders. It begins forums on safety, security and support in schools this Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Parents and guardians are invited to participate and share their thoughts and ideas.

Authorities say two students who were shot and two others hurt Feb. 29 are recovering. Fourteen-year-old student James Austin Hancock is being held in Butler County juvenile detention on charges including attempted murder.

He has denied the charges through his attorney.

Police say two students who knew Hancock brought a handgun to school are charged with failing to report a crime.