Our Statement on Garfield High School Shooting

Jun 7, 2024 | Statements

We stand with the families, students, teachers and administrators of Garfield and Seattle Public Schools in expressing our deep sadness by the act of gun violence that claimed the life of a Garfield student yesterday. That even one more death occurs after the loss of so many other brothers, sisters, cousins, friends and teammates is heartbreaking. While the physical and emotional well-being of anyone in school is a priority for all, the opportunity for each of us individually is in identifying and supporting even one way to quiet the relentless drumbeat of gun violence.

Resources amplifying safety and security for children that include considerations for safe storage and communicating with kids about guns can be found here.