— New York State Council of School Superintendents President Phyllis Harrington and Executive Director Charles Dedrick issued the following statement today:
“We grieve for the people lost in the horrific shootings in Buffalo on Saturday, and for their loved ones, and for the whole community. No one, ever, should have to bear what has been thrust upon them. This tragedy was incited by mindless hate, a spirit that will not be vanquished by any one action or program. But every one of us can work harder to impart lessons of respect, understanding, and empathy for other people. Schools have a role to play in that effort. We will do all that we can to support that work, in part with the hope of sparing more families from heartache and to honor the memory of those so tragically lost this weekend in Buffalo.”
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