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Release: #17-84
November 14, 2017
Contact: Robert Oakes
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent Torlakson Issues Statement on Today's Shooting Involving Rancho Tehama Elementary School

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson issued the following statement today regarding today’s tragic shooting incident.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to those killed and wounded in this terrible event. The California Department of Education stands ready to help Rancho Tehama Elementary School, the Corning Union Elementary School District and the Tehama County Department of Education in any way we can.”

“The CDE is committed to helping all California public schools become as prepared as possible and to maintain safe and secure school environments year-round, including the annual update of mandatory school safety plans. Resources are available on the Department’s Safe Schools Planning Web site.”

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

Last Reviewed: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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