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How I Escaped the Columbine Shooting, a Survivor’s Story (Guest: Rep. Patrick Neville)

April 23, 2019

State Rep. Patrick Neville joins the show to discuss how he survived the Columbine shooting as a student of Columbine High School.

Rep. Patrick Neville, a Columbine survivor, discussed how he escaped the shooting and how it profoundly changed his life. He discussed memories of the shootings aftermath and watching parents not be able to find their children.

As a state representative, he proposes solutions to help keep students safe. These include hardening the physical building, allowing teachers to volunteer to be trained and armed, and to provide Child Safety Accounts empowering parents to find a safe alternative to unsafe schools. These proposals never get out of committee.

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Lennie Jarratt is the project manager for the Center for Transforming Education at The Heartland Institute.
ljarratt@heartland.org @LennieJarratt