San Diego Unified leaders hold news conference about school safety after shootings

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The San Diego Unified School District and School Board President Kevin Beiser are holding a news conference Wednesday to discuss student safety in light of the Parkland shootings.

The school officials will explain the district's plan to address the nationwide student-led walkout to protest government inaction to curb gun violence. 

President Beiser will also discuss a resolution he brought forth at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting demanding action from state and federal officials to reduce access to certain firearms. 

During the news conference, officials asked lawmakers in Sacramento to implement a 10 percent tax on firearms in California to help fund school safety programs. 

Watch the news conference in the player below: 

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