AASA Statement on El Paso, Dayton Shootings

James Minichello
703-774-6953 (cell)

Alexandria, Va. – Aug. 5, 2019 – Daniel A. Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, issued the following statement today following the weekend shootings in Texas and Ohio.

“At a time when communities across the country are preparing for the 2019-20 school year, our country is in mourning, following the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, resulting in the deaths of more than 20 people.

“Once again, we are asking ourselves, ‘When will these senseless acts of violence end?’

“AASA will continue to support the leadership of our school systems that have been affected by these horrific incidents, and the surrounding communities in which they’re located. The children in these areas as well as the children in every community in our nation have the right to live, grow and learn in safe environments.

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to people of El Paso and Dayton, especially the families who have lost loved ones following these shootings. We will continue to work with our elected officials in efforts to stop this violence.”


About AASA
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 equitable access for all students to the highest quality public education. For more information, visit www.aasa.org.