ATPE Statement on Shooting at Uvalde CISD’s Robb Elementary School

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Date Posted: 5/24/2022

ATPE Executive Director Shannon Holmes offers this statement following the fatalities resulting from an active shooting incident in Uvalde: 

“We are heartbroken to hear of the tragic events at Robb Elementary School and the lives lost to another school shooting. A school should be a haven of safety and learning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, staff, and families of Uvalde CISD, as well as the law enforcement and medical professionals seeking answers and working to save the lives of those who have been hospitalized. 

“We await further details and stand by to support the Uvalde CISD community in the coming days, weeks, and months. We remain steadfast in our desire to work with school leaders and lawmakers to ensure all educational settings are safe and secure environments where students, school employees, and volunteers can be productive.”

About the Association of Texas Professional Educators (ATPE)
Founded in 1980, ATPE is the leading educators’ association in Texas with approximately 90,000 members statewide. With its strong collaborative philosophy, ATPE speaks for classroom teachers, administrators, and future, retired, and para-educators and works to create better opportunities for Texas’ five million public school students. |



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