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LBUSD Statement on Uvalde, Texas School Shooting (with additional resources for talking to children about violence)

Dear Long Beach Unified Community,

Today we were deeply saddened to learn of yet another terrible mass shooting, this time at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, where initial reports indicate that multiple students and a teacher were killed. All of us in the Long Beach Unified School District extend our sincerest condolences to all who are affected by this senseless act of violence.

Please know that our school district works closely with law enforcement every day, taking many precautions, including safety drills and other measures. As usual, we encourage anyone who sees or hears anything suspicious to say something to a trusted adult.

In the meantime, some of you may have questions about how to talk to children about today’s shooting and other recent tragedies across our nation and our world. Here are some resources to consider:

Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (from the National Association of School Psychologists)

How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime and War (from Common Sense Media)

Gun Violence and Mass Shootings – Table Talk: Family Conversations About Current Events (from the Anti-Defamation League)

Helping Children Cope with Frightening News (from the Child Mind Institute)

We hope that some of the above resources may be helpful as we all process today’s news, and we thank you for your continued support in helping to keep our students and staff safe.

Long Beach Unified School District