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Release: #17-26
April 10, 2017
Contact: Robert Oakes
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on San Bernardino School Shooting

SACRAMENTO —State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement Monday following a shooting that resulted in the deaths of two adults and one student at North Park Elementary School in San Bernardino:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the students, teachers, staff, and the entire community at North Park Elementary School and the San Bernardino City Unified School District. This is a tragedy, especially for young students, but school officials and law enforcement acted quickly to deal with the event.

“As we grieve for those who died or were injured, this is also a time to remind all California public schools to make sure they annually update their mandatory school safety plans. The California Department of Education (CDE) can also process a waiver and prevent schools from losing any Average Daily Attendance (ADA) state funding when schools are closed due to an emergency.”

Information on safe schools planning is available.

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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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