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Blumenthal to lead town hall on gun violence, student issues

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GROTON, CT (AP) -

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal has scheduled a town hall discussion with high school students in Groton to discuss school safety, gun violence and other youth concerns.

The Connecticut Democrat's event is set for Monday afternoon at Fitch High School.

Blumenthal says he also plans to discuss college affordability, climate change, opioids, immigration reform and other issues important to students.

The senator held a similar town hall at Branford High School earlier this month in the wake of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting and nationwide student walkouts over gun reform. He said then that young people have been the driving force behind key social change movements.

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