The statement released by our Executive Director, Ruben Felipe, on yesterday’s horrific shooting in Uvalde, Texas:
In the face of yet another mass school shooting in this country, I am heartbroken for the families in Uvalde. Today marks just 10 days since the shooting at Topps grocery store in Buffalo, 10 years since the Sandy Hook shooting, and over 20 years since Columbine. These senseless and unmitigated acts are becoming more and more common;however, we cannot allow ourselves to become desensitized. The pain and trauma that follow these events is unimaginable and reverberate through communities. As we hold our leaders accountable, let’s also come together to support each other. The CTCSA community stands with the community of Uvalde as we restate our commitment to ensure our children can learn in safety.