Linden group offers free parenting classes after multiple shootings involving teens


After a series of shootings involving teens in Columbus this summer, a local group is trying to connect with parents to stop the violence.

Halt Violence in Linden kicked off a series of parenting meetings at their headquarters on Cleveland Avenue Monday.

They'll be taking on topics like mental health, gang activity, trauma and more.

The group decided they wanted to start classes when a 13-year-old was shot and killed a 14-year-old on Shady Lane in East Columbus back in May.

"We want to inform them of things they need to look for, so that they won't be getting that phone call of their loved one being shot killed or behind bars for committing one of these violent acts," said founder Thell Robinson.

The classes are Mondays and Thursdays. All parents are welcome.