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Local officials hold school safety forum

February 27, 2013

(Photo by Larry McGuire/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

A Community Forum regarding school security and safety was held at Punxsutawney Area High School on Tuesday.

The forum was sponsored by the Punxsutawney Area School District and Punxsutawney Borough Council, and the panel consisted of members of various areas of law enforcement, as well as first responders and school administrators.

Pictured (from left): Rep. Sam Smith, Pennsylvania State representative and Speaker of the House; Jeffrey Burkett, Jefferson County district attorney; Tracy Zents, Jefferson County director of Emergency Services; Thomas Fedigan, Punxsutawney Borough Police chief; Dr. Keith Wolfe, superintendent of the Punxsutawney Area School District; Gary Conrad, Punxsutawney Area School Board president; Larry Chenoga, Punxsutawney Borough Council president; Tpr. Jamie LeVier, Pennsylvania State Police community services officer; Chuck Cressley, Jefferson County EMS, director; Ben White, Punxsutawney Borough manager; and Carl Gotwald, Sr., Jefferson County sheriff.

The moderators were Thomas Chelgren, Cindy Depp-Hutchinson and Brian Smith.

Complete coverage of the forum will appear in the Thursday edition of The Spirit.

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