Public is Welcome to Attend
MARSHFIELD, WI (OnFocus) – Ryan Petty will speak at the next Moms For Liberty Wood County chapter meeting on September 12 at 6:30pm in Marshfield. Petty lost his daughter Alaina in the tragic school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s day 2018. Alaina was one of 17 students and teachers killed. Since the tragedy that took their daughter, Ryan and his wife Kelly have been actively involved in the public policy arena as advocates for improving school safety, through early identification, and intervention of potential threats.
“There has been lots of success welcoming guest speakers to help educate our parents and citizens in Wood County,” said Mary Jo Wheeler, Wood County Moms for Liberty Chapter President. “That being said, in September we plan to focus on school safety and Ryan’s unfortunate tragedy is very powerful for parents and citizens to hear.”
Petty will address school safety issues and decision-making procedures in school districts, as well as how law enforcement should be in partnership with districts. There will be time for audience questions after the presentation.
Petty will be supported by Max Eden, one of America’s leading education experts.
Eden, along with Andrew Pollack (whose daughter “Meadow” was also murdered in the shooting) launched their own investigation about the shooting. In doing so, Pollack learned how the school shooting was the most avoidable mass murder in American history. He also examined the policies that made it inevitable are being forced into public schools across America.
Pollack and Eden’s book “Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students” contains their findings. During his presentation, Petty will speak about his experience and what the investigation for the book revealed.
The public is welcome to attend the event at Second Street Community Center (211 E 2nd Street) on September 12. Joining Moms for Liberty is free and anyone is welcome to join. Voting members pay an annual $50 membership. To learn more, contact Mary Jo Wheeler at [email protected]
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