Prof. David Mitchell was a panelist at the Speak Your Mind Forum on violence and safety in the United States and schools held at Hickman High School in Columbia. The discussion focused on a number of issues including how to prevent violence in schools, conceal and carry laws, the proposed law to allow teachers to carry concealed weapons and the Second Amendment.
Prof. Mitchell’s fellow panelists were Dr. Wayne Brekhus of the MU Department of Sociology; Dr. Chris Belcher, the superintendent of Columbia Public Schools; Gary Nolan, a Libertarian radio host; and Sgt. Joe Bernhard of the Columbia Police Department.
The Speak Your Mind Forum is designed to allow students the opportunity to ask questions and engage in dialogue on contemporary and often controversial issues.