News 2 holds town hall meeting on teens and violence

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Thursday night, we’re opening up a difficult discussion about teenagers and violence.

It’s a troubling trend with deadly consequences. You see it in the hallways at schools, in the streets of neighborhoods, and in posts on social media – from carjackings and robberies, to teens killing other teens, even young men turning to a life of gangs.

It’s time to take up the tough questions. Why are we seeing more of this? Who’s responsible? How do we get our teens on the right track?

News 2’s Bob Mueller hosted a live town hall meeting with CrimeTracker Reporter Joseph Pleasant; Lonnell Matthews with the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhoods and Community Engagement; Captain Gordon Howey with the Youth Services Division of Metro police; and Judge Sheila Calloway with Davidson County’s Juvenile Court.