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Release: #14-36
April 11, 2014
Contact: Communications
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Tragic Bus Accident near Orland

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today issued the following statement regarding Thursday evening’s tragic bus accident:

"The news of last night's bus crash near Orland continues to grow more grim and heartbreaking today. These injuries and loss of life are made all the more poignant by the fact that these students were preparing for college, poised on the edge of an exciting time full of possibility. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them, to the caring adults who were there to support them, and to their friends, family, and loved ones."

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5602, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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