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Statement on school shooting in Marysville, Wash.

WASHINGTON - October 24, 2014 -

Earlier today, police reported a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash. The following statement can be attributed to Washington Education Association President Kim Mead and National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García:

“We have just learned of a school shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. The shooting was reported at about 10:45 this morning and much remains to be learned about the facts on the ground.

“We are asking you to keep the students, staff and families involved in your thoughts and prayers as details of this tragic events emerge. We will keep you posted as we learn more about how we can support the Marysville-Pilchuck High School community.”


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Linda Mullen, WEA Communications, 253-765-7040

Staci Maiers, NEA Communications, 202-270-5333,


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