Houston leaders join Mayor Turner for discussion on Commission Against Gun Violence findings

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner was joined by several city leaders, including Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, for a press conference Wednesday afternoon discussing the first set of recommendations made by the mayor's Commission Against Gun Violence.

The newly formed commission has been busy all summer.

"I gave the commission a clear charge to develop and propose specific recommendations to improve gun safety in our schools, neighborhoods and communities," Turner said.

The commission is made up of 37 people, all appointed by the mayor.

"The recommendations focus on primary and secondary prevention in gun violence in schools which is timely as students across the Houston area are returning to the classroom," Turner said.

The commission recommends one police officer be assigned to each HISD campus.  It suggests an anonymous reporting app to report suspicious people or activity on campus from any smart phone or laptop.  And a sandbox or fusion center to share info about school infrastructure and design.

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