National PTA releases statement on Connecticut shooting
ALEXANDRIA, VA -
National PTA President Betsy Landers released a statement this afternoon regarding the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT this morning:
National PTA feels enormous sympathy for the students, families and communities
affected by the horrendous tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,
Conn., today. Our country has experienced far too many of these
tragedies, and we all share in the sense of loss and hurt.
School and child safety is one of PTA's core tenets as it is crucial to
effective learning. A traumatic event like that of this morning affects the
entire community, especially the families and friends of the victims. This can
be an emotional time, and it's important for people affected by this tragedy to
connect with and support each other.
National PTA has many resources to assist students, families, schools and PTAs
in coping with school violence. The resources are downloadable at PTA.org/SchoolViolence.
National PTA believes the protection of children in all school settings is a
fundamental right and has made this the utmost priority for our work and