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Attorney General’s Report Highlights Teen Insights on Gun Violence

Attorney General Michelle Henry has released a report titled ‘teenTALK’ which outlines the impact of gun violence on teenagers. The report was compiled following roundtable discussions with students from four school districts in Pennsylvania—Philadelphia, McKeesport, Hazelton, and Steelton-Highspire—during the 2023-24 school year.

The discussions focused on the mental health impacts of gun violence and the safety improvements students believe are necessary. Key areas identified for improvement include enhancing communication and trust between students and school officials, expanding mental health services, and increasing funding for programs focused on social emotional learning and conflict resolution.

The ‘teenTALK’ report is intended as a resource for Pennsylvania schools and communities to foster safer and more supportive environments for students. It comes as part of the Attorney General’s ongoing efforts to address gun violence, which include the Safe2Say Something program enabling anonymous reporting of violence and threats in schools.

The findings and recommendations of the report are available for review by school administrators and teachers to aid in strategy adjustments for the upcoming school years.


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Earl worked for Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company for 30 years before going into business for himself at Crawford Tire from 1981 until 2019.

Dennis W. Flythe 1953-2024

Denny attended Greencastle Antrim High School and graduated from Delaware State University. He focused on providing for his family and creating a legacy.

Arnold W. Wagaman 1939-2024

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