School play focuses on school violence

School play focuses on school violence

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - A difficult subject to discuss takes center stage in Tucson Thursday night.

"Bang, Bang, You're Dead" is a school play dealing with school violence and its tremendous impact on all of the community, but especially the students.

Desert View High School students are using the theater to project their voices and concerns regarding deadly school violence; tackling a sensitive yet devastating reality.

The play is based on an actual school shooting that took place in Oregon in 1998 and examines the cultural violence that can lead to school shootings and the heart-breaking aftermath. It's also giving these young actors a unique opportunity to discuss their feelings and fears.

The second and final performance will be April 6 at 6 p.m. at the Pima Community College Center of the Arts located at PCC's West Campus on Anklam Road.

It is free to the public and will be followed by a community discussion that will include local law enforcement.

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