Town hall on school safety in New York

When an expelled student entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 with an assault rifle and killed 17 students and teachers, it sparked a nationwide conversation about safety in schools.

The conversation spread to P.S. 11 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, where the National Action Network hosted a discussion about what is being done and what could still be done to protect students in New York.

Local officials took part, including New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. She wants to know if the entire public school system holds safety drills and can it update the safety plan in light of what happened in Florida.

Monday's discussion about school safety is the first of many expected to be held throughout the New York City school district.