ROANOKE Va. (WFXR) – At the Roanoke City School Board meeting, the board recognized and thanked the bus driver who was driving the bus hit by gunfire last month.

Marjory Crawley was praised for her calmness and bravery in the situation.

Later in the meeting, Superintendent Verletta White said gun violence in Roanoke is spilling into schools.

“It is time for us to collectively pause and have a conversation about what else we can do,” said Verletta White, Superintendent of Roanoke City Public Schools.

She says the summit will bring together local, regional, and national experts to discuss challenges and strategies.

Roanoke City Schools will hold a School Safety Summit on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.

The Summit will include local, regional, and national experts to discuss strategies for a safer school community. The event will be live-streamed on the division’s YouTube channel.

To view Tuesday night’s school board meeting which discussed this information, click here.