The school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, that has taken the lives of 19 elementary school students and two adults is beyond dreadful. It is the deadliest shooting at a U.S. elementary school since the unspeakable attack in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, almost a decade ago. The mass killing fuels more grief and despair in our country. We join Uvalde and the rest of our nation in grief and anger over this senseless violence.
This horrifying scene has played out too many times—including the recent, racially motivated mass shootings in Buffalo and Laguna Beach. Enough is enough. Our students and teachers should feel safe and be safe in their classrooms and schools. Our families should feel secure that when they send their children to school, they will return home safely at the end of the day.
We must bring people together to find sensible solutions to this recurring crisis. We must pass thoughtful and impactful legislation to make America’s schools safer.
At this heartbreaking moment, and while it is not enough, I join the Sacramento County Board of Education in sending our deepest condolences to the victims’ families and the Robb Elementary School community, and to all of the families whose lives have been forever changed.