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Frank DeLaurier, executive director, The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment, Miami

The Melissa Institute for Violence Prevention and Treatment supports the position of Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, who has outlined a plan designed to make our schools safer.

It was characterized as a combination of “metal detection and mental-illness detection” recognizing that children can only learn in a safe environment and that there is a mental health component to reducing gun violence that is equally important.

We are proud to stand with Carvalho, Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and all our partners who are determined to effect a change in the culture of violence that has plagued our community for too long.

We’re equally committed to changes in our gun laws that can be effected without conflicting with the rights afforded us under the Constitution.

Gun violence is unacceptable in a civilized society.

We will tolerate it no longer.

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