AASA Issues Statement on Texas School Shooting

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
James Minichello
703-875-0723
703-774-6953 (cell)
jminichello@aasa.org

Alexandria, Va. – May 18, 2018Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today on the shooting at Santa Fe High School in Galveston County, Texas.

“Not even a month has gone by since the nation observed a ‘National Day of Action to End Gun Violence in Schools.’ It was a day earmarked for action and opportunity for schools, communities, educators and students alike to come together to advocate for something that should be assumed and automatic—schools free of gun violence.

“Only yesterday, at the Education Writers Association annual seminar in Los Angeles, a group of high school students, including two who attend Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., discussed the urgent need for a renewed national push to stem gun violence. 

“Today, we’re learning about another senseless act at Santa Fe High School located south of Houston, where, according to media reports, at least eight people have been killed.

“AASA continues to focus its attention on supporting superintendents whose school districts are effected by these horrific incidents. We will work with school leaders to boost the school safety procedures in their respective districts. We know, however, that federal funding will be critical in this endeavor.

“As our thoughts and prayers go out to families of the victims in the Santa Fe community, we will continue our advocacy to ensure that our elected officials do right by our children so that schools remain a safe place for them.” 

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AASA, The School Superintendents Association, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders in the United States and throughout the world. AASA’s mission is to support and develop effective school system leaders who are dedicated to the highest quality public education for all children. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.