Exactly How Safe Are Our Schools? An #AskNBCNews Live Webcast

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On Wednesday morning, a high school sophomore armed with two knives went on a stabbing rampage, injuring 21 people at his western Pennsylvania high school. The boy, identified as Alex Hribal, faces two dozen felony counts in the incident. Wednesday’s incident has also prompted school districts across the country to take stock of security measures in working to ensure the continued safety of students, a task that seems more monumental with each passing incident of school violence.

Exactly how safe are our schools? What more can be done to ensure acts like this do not continue to happen?

Join NBC News for a live interactive webcast at 1:15 p.m. ET on the topic, and ask your questions using the hashtag #AskNBCNews on Facebook and Twitter. Anchored by Anne Thompson in New York, the webcast will include Ron Allen, who will join us from Murrysville, Pa., to offer the latest news from the scene, along with Dr. Robin Goodman, Director of A Caring Hand, The Billy Esposito Foundation Bereavement Center in New York, who focuses on childhood traumatic grief-related activities.

Bookmark this page to watch live and if you miss it, tune in later this afternoon to watch the webcast on-demand.