U.S. Attorney Plans Nov. 4 Program Discouraging Gun Violence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans-based U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite is among law enforcement officials planning to meet with students from around southeast Louisiana in a program aimed at discouraging gun violence.

         Polite says in a Friday news release that his office's second "Student Pledge Against Gun Violence Day" is set for Nov. 4.

         As part of the program, students from middle schools and high schools will sign a voluntary pledge promising that they will never take a gun to school and will never resolve a dispute with a gun.

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         Elementary school children will promise that if they see a gun they will not touch it and they will tell a teacher or a trusted adult.

         Polite says 30,000 students at approximately 70 schools participated in his first "SPGV Day" last year.


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