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Statement by AFT NM President Stephanie Ly on Roswell School Shooting

Albuquerque, NM--Statement of AFT New Mexico President Stephanie Ly (also a member of NEA New Mexico) on the shooting at Berrendo Middle School in Roswell, NM:

“Our hearts go out to the students, families and staff at Berrendo Middle School and the community they serve. While we don’t have all the details yet, today’s tragedy is the latest reminder that we all have a duty to every child to provide safe and secure public schools. Guns have no place in schools, which should be sanctuaries for our children. We must continue to do everything we can, including working to adopt common-sense gun laws, to keep all weapons off of school property and ensure the safety of children and school employees. But this is not just a gun issue. We must do more to provide greater access to mental health services, bullying prevention and other programs that will help create the safe and supportive learning environments our children deserve.”

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