Police officers, parents, teachers, students, and others will join a handful of lawmakers and other state leaders in Richmond on Monday afternoon.
It's the first meeting of the School Safety Task Force. WDBJ7 will live stream the meeting starting at 1 p.m. Click here to watch the meeting on a mobile device.
Blacksburg Delegate Joseph Yost is one of the members from western Virginia.
“The Governor has the idea of doing recommendations by the end of January, because if we have legislation he wants to have it enacted right away,” Yost said. “I'm sure we're going to be looking at a lot of different things, whether it's gun control, whether it's mental health issues, safety in both our K-12 schools and our higher education.”
McDonnell has asked the group to review a range of issues including safety procedures, threat assessments and crisis management plans.