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Educators Respond to San Bernardino Shooting

California and Nation Grieve for Lives Lost and Community

Burlingame, California-Washington-DC - April 10, 2017 -

CTA President Eric Heins and NEA President Lily Eskelsen García released the following statement regarding today’s shooting at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino:

“The entire California Teachers Association and National Education Association family is grieving today as the lives of an 8-year-old boy and one of our San Bernardino colleagues were taken this morning at an elementary school in the Inland Empire. We extend our deepest condolences to the families forever changed by this tragedy and to San Bernardino, a community still recovering from a deadly terrorist attack in December 2015. CTA’s Crisis Assistance Team will be there supporting the entire school community as they begin the long process of healing.” 


The 325,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3 million-member National Education Association.


Contact: Jonathan Goldman at 650-552-5320 

Richard Allen Smith at 202-716-6461


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