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Retired Columbine High School principal to speak in Oglesby Thursday

Juvenile Justice Seminar to be held on IVCC campus

OGLESBY — The LaSalle County Juvenile Justice training committee has scheduled the annual Juvenile Justice Seminar for Thursday, May 16, at the Illinois Valley Community College Cultural Centre located at 815 N. Orlando Smith Road in Oglesby.

The morning speaker will be Frank DeAngelis, retired principal of Columbine High School, Columbine, Colo., — the scene of a deadly school shooting 20 years ago.

DeAngelis, a staff member at Columbine High School since 1979, started as a social studies teacher before becoming principal in 1996. He has been called upon to speak about recovery after a school tragedy at a variety of conferences and has assisted as a consultant after a number of other violent school events.

He retired after 35 years at Columbine High School and will speak on the topic of “On Any Given Day – Leadership Lessons from Columbine and Beyond.”

The afternoon speaker will be Mia Ray Langheim, school intelligence officer from the Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center of the Illinois State Police. Her topic will be “Improving School Safety through Lessons Learned.”

This presentation will reflect on current threats and trends that could affect school safety, along with lessons learned from school shooting incidents.

Langheim will also present information on the free School Safety Information Sharing Program that aids in safety through information sharing from local, state and federal agencies.

The seminar is directed toward law enforcement, school personnel, social workers, probation and juvenile detention officers and the community. The cost is $40.

People may register at the door and pay with cash or check from 8 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. IVCC student registration is available for $25. The seminar hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a break for lunch.

This seminar is sponsored by the 13th Judicial Circuit Probation and Court Services Department, the Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission, the LaSalle County State’s Attorney’s Office, the LaSalle County Detention Home, LaSalle County Health Department, Youth Service Bureau of the Illinois Valley, LaSalle County Court Appointed Special Advocates, Regional Office of Education No. 35, LaSalle/Putnam Educational Alliance for Special Education and North Central Behavioral Health System.

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