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The League of United Latin
American Citizens is Deeply Saddened and Disturbed by the Worst
School Shooting Rampage in U.S. History.
LULAC National President Rosa Rosales released
the following statement following the tragic
shooting on the Virginia Tech campus today that
claimed the lives of over 30 individuals.
April 16, 2007
Lizette Jenness Olmos 202-833-6130 ext.16
Washington, DC – We are
shocked and indeed horrified that this shooting
has occurred. LULAC wants to extend our deepest
and most sincere and profound sympathy to the
families of these victims, which include
students. Today our nation grieves for the lives
LULAC will do all that it can
to assist administrators at the Virginia Tech
campus as they cope with this horrific tragedy.
Students are urged to contact their family
members as soon as possible to let them know
individuals are safe. The Dean of Student Office
will be on-hand to take any questions or
concerns and can be reached at 540-231-3787.
Schools should be safe places
of sanctuary and learning. We all feel violated
as this impact affects all American classrooms
and the community as a whole. People around the
world have expressed sadness and disbelief that
an incident of this magnitude could occur in our