Event will cover topics including firearms to substance use, with facilitation by officials from various fields

The Lake Oswego School District will host its first annual Safety Symposium at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 7, in the Lakeridge High School auditorium, 1235 Overlook Drive, Lake Oswego.

The event is intended for "mature audiences," according to the event synopsis. The symposium will dive into topics ranging from online safety to firearms, substance use and brain development.

Each topic will be addressed by experts in the fields of pediatric medicine, law enforcement, Homeland Security and gun violence prevention.

"Keeping students, teachers and staff safe in our schools is the shared responsibility of all adult stakeholders. We are bringing together our community to discuss important safety topics as part of the district's commitment to ensuring our schools are an inclusive and safe learning environment," John Parke, the district's director of safety and security, said. "We plan to make the Safety Symposium an annual event where we bring in experts and resources to address timely topics of concern to our families."

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