March 17, 2016 11:30 a.m.
A nationally recognized teacher, speaker, and consultant on the issue of school violence, is speaking Thursday night at Umpqua Community College.
Kiki Leyba was a first-year teacher at Columbine High School when a deadly shooting took place at the suburban Denver school. In the years that followed, Leyba says he found solace teaching and mentoring students that have been exposed to campus violence.
Mandie Prichard, Director of Campus Mental Health Recovery and Wellness, says the school is excited to have Leyba return to the Winchester campus. He also provided support to the community after the October first event.
Organizers say his presentation will draw on his 16 years of mentoring experience to help the UCC community learn how to deal with school violence and better understand the importance of campus safety. The public event will be held at 6:00 p.m. in rooms 203 and 204 of the Lang Center.