Statement from Los Angles Board of Education President Steve Zimmer on the Mass Shooting in San Bernardino

The entire Los Angeles Unified School District family is shocked and saddened by the atrocities at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Our hearts and minds are with the families of the 14 souls, who lost their lives. Our prayers are with the 14 others, who are recovering from wounds and injuries tonight.

This tragedy hits the education community particularly hard. Regional Centers throughout California are places of hope, help and promise for countless families who have loved ones with special needs. In L.A. Unified, our regional centers are essential partners in fulfilling public education dreams. We will not let today’s violence overtake our hope, nor will we let it overcome our dreams.

Today and every day, our first priority is the health and safety of all of our children. There will be extra support services available tomorrow and throughout the week for students and staff struggling to cope with the events in San Bernardino. I know that tonight we will all hold those we love a little bit closer, grateful for our blessings while troubled by tragedy that strikes so close to home.
 
The L.A. Unified family stands with our brothers and sisters in San Bernardino. We send our strength, love and healing to everyone affected by the horrific events of today.
 
Contact: Shannon Haber (213) 241-6766

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