Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty took part in a forum this afternoon to discuss how to improve school safety. She and others focused on three major areas including gun violence prevention, intervention, and school security measures. Esty and Florida Senator Marco Rubio are cosponsors of the STOP School Violence Act, which was recently signed into law as part of the federal government’s omnibus funding bill. The law calls for investing in programs to train school personnel, students, and law enforcement to identify signs of potential violence and prevent it before it happens. It also makes key investments in reporting and threat assessment systems for schools, as well as security equipment. Nicole Hockley, whose son was killed on 12-14, and Lauren Alfred of Sandy Hook Promise attended the forum.