LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — People in Greater Lafayette are keeping the conversation going when it comes to gun violence in schools.
A group called Moms Demand Action is working with West Lafayette Police to end the cycle of violence.
In the wake of the recent mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, the two groups organized a special meeting.
West Lafayette Police Chief Jason Dombkowski expressed the importance of stricter background checks. Parents, local lawmakers and even some students took part in the dialogue.
West Lafayette High School Freshman Kendall Tran said you're never too young to have a voice.
"We can't ignore it, because it's not the kind of problem where you can ignore it and it goes away, it's not a blister it's a wound if you ignore it it's just going to get infected and it's just going to get worse," said Tran.
Police said they are continuing to form partnerships with community groups to increase safety for everyone.