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Release: #18-14
February 15, 2018
Contact: Robert Oakes
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson Issues Statement on Florida High School Massacre

SACRAMENTO —State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released a statement Thursday on the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 people:

“The people of California send their thoughts and prayers to the families of those killed and wounded in this horrible mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The nation must come together and have an honest conversation about keeping the scourge of gun violence away from our schools.”

The California Department of Education also reminds schools in the state to update their school safety plans. Visit the CDE's Safe Schools Planning Web page for more information.

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

Last Reviewed: Thursday, February 15, 2018
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