Another trauma inflicted on young people

Children and their families need to believe that school is a safe haven. We deplore the violence that has become all too commonplace in schools, and our hearts ache for the young people and adults targeted at Rudsdale Newcomer High School in Oakland.

Violence anywhere is abhorrent. The prevalence of guns as a means to resolve issues is a national tragedy that has nothing to do with the Second Amendment and everything to do with greed, hate, and xenophobia.

We at First Graduate stand firm in allyship with one another, and with our community.

Terri Forman

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Dear Friends, First Graduate has been active on Twitter because we believed that the platform was a good way to connect with our community–our students, our donors, our partners, and our volunteers. It has become clear lately that hate, racism, and sanctioned disinformation endanger the lives of people everywhere and we can not continue legitimizing