ERN DC Statement on the Tragic Events in Uvalde,Texas

Washington, D.C.

May 25, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 25, 2022) – Yesterday afternoon in Uvalde, Texas, a gunman entered a local elementary school and took the lives of 19 students and two teachers. Education Reform Now D.C. released a statement in response:

“This tragedy is yet another grim reminder of the multiple heartbreaking acts of gun violence in schools, which have taken countless lives. Many of us remember the school shootings at Columbine High School, Virginia Tech University, Parkland High School, and Sandy Hook Elementary, but acts of violence such as these are no longer random isolated instances but are becoming the norm. This is the 27th school shooting this year,” said State Director of Education Reform Now D.C. Jessica Giles.

“All of our students and educators have a right to a safe learning and working environment, and our families have the right to send their students to school knowing they will be safe,” Giles said.

Giles continued, “We continue to mourn with the students, teachers, and families of the victims at Robb Elementary School.”