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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