Madison school shooting forum Wednesday

Madison school shooting forum Wednesday

MADISON TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19) - Madison Local Schools will begin a series of forums with various groups Wednesday in the wake of last week's shooting.

School officials say they want to get the conversation rolling on how the district should move forward in regards to safety, support and security.

This comes just 9 days after police say 14-year-old James Austin Hancock shot and wounded two students inside the cafeteria at Madison Jr/Sr High School.

He faces two counts of attempted murder and two counts of felonious assault. He has denied the charges through his attorney.

Two students also were charged in connection with the shooting. Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones said two 14-year-old boys knew Hancock had the gun at school and failed to tell anyone.

After the Feb. 29 shooting, school officials stressed the importance of acknowledging the tragedy while also moving forward.

They say these forums, which begin at 6 p.m., are a step in that direction.

The event is open to all parents and guardians of students at Madison Jr/Sr High School.

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