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National PTA Statement on Taft Union High School Shooting
By: Marketwire .
Jan. 11, 2013 11:30 AM
ALEXANDRIA, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/13 -- The following statement can be attributed to National PTA® President Betsy Landers:
National PTA is deeply saddened to hear of a second school shooting only weeks following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. The Association extends its sympathies to the students and families affected by the shooting yesterday morning at Taft Union High School in Taft, Calif.
National PTA has a strong history of advocating for the safety of children in schools, including gun violence prevention. As it relates to this issue, the top three priorities of the National PTA are securing:
National PTA is hopeful that these two recent tragedies will persuade the nation -- especially parents, teachers, school officials, community leaders, and Congress -- to make meaningful changes to protect all children and ensure a safe learning environment.
To assist students, families, schools and PTAs coping with school violence, National PTA has resources available for download at PTA.org/SchoolViolence.
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To view this release in a media-rich format, go to: http://www.pwrnewmedia.com/2013/national_pta/taft_school_shooting/
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