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Contra Costa Superintendent of Schools delivers message on school shootings

Lynne Mackey, Contra Costa County Superintendent of Schools

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Mar. 29, 2023) — Again, I am reaching out with a heavy heart to share resources after another senseless and devastating school shooting. I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the Covenant School community in Nashville. No matter the reason or rationale, the lives of three young people and three adults have been extinguished in another act of gun violence.

I am tired of sending these messages, but it is important to realize that incidents of gun violence and death can affect students, families and staff at the schools in Contra Costa County, no matter how far away the incident may seem.

Contra Costa County Office of Education (CCCOE) has put together a list of resources to provide educators, parents and guardians support in talking with students about gun violence, their safety and their feelings. Included in this list are resources for adults to care for themselves as well.

Support for Children and Schools

Support for Adults and Caregivers

As always, if you or someone you know is experiencing a mental or emotional crisis, you can contact the Contra Costa Crisis Center at 1-800-833-2900.

In Sorrow,
Lynn Mackey
Superintendent of Schools
Contra Costa County