Statement from Superintendent Beutner on Today’s School Shooting

LOS ANGELES - The shooting in Sante Fe, Texas this morning is tragic for a community that will be changed forever because of this sad day. Our prayers are with the students, families and employees at the school, and we offer any support that we can.

Schools should be sanctuaries of learning and safety. In L.A. Unified, I want every parent and guardian to know we are doing everything we can to ensure the safety of our students, employees and school communities. We focus on safety at every turn and mental health support is a priority at all of our schools.

We must come together to find a way to end the senseless violence we have seen at our schools. We will continue to do everything we can here in Los Angeles.