NJEA statement on school shooting in Uvalde, Texas

NJEA statement on school shooting in Uvalde, Texas


TRENTON, NJ — NJEA’s officers, President Sean M. Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty, and Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson, issued this statement in the wake of today’s tragic school shooting  at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas:

“While we do not yet know all the details of today’s school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, we know that it is a horrible tragedy involving more than a dozen victims. Once again, children and educators are dead and injured, families are devastated, and a community is in shock and mourning. We join Uvalde and America in grief and anger over this senseless violence.

“We also join millions of Americans across this country in calling for strong measures to better protect our children and our communities from this preventable epidemic of gun violence.

“To those who say it is ‘too soon’ to call for action, we say only that it is too late for the victims in Uvalde, but not too late to protect other children across America from similar tragedies in the future. Our children—and all Americans—deserve to be safe in school, at home and wherever else they go. Our nation owes it to them to ensure their safety.”

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