Today, the National School Boards Association (NSBA) released the following statement in response to mass shootings in Atlanta and Boulder.

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) strongly condemns senseless acts of violence.

The violence of last week against Asian Americans and others, as well as the violence in Boulder, Colorado, must stop. Our children are watching.

We know the potential is great for children to suffer long-term psychological and emotional damage because of the horrifying levels of violence they witness.

We must protect the social, emotional, and mental health of our children – they are turning to parents, family members, and teachers with questions that have no answers or explanations.

Policy makers must address this continuing pattern of violence.

NSBA is committed to ensuring that our students receive the support and resources they need to heal, learn, and flourish. And because NSBA is committed to equity for all students, no matter their ethnicity, disability, socio-economic status or citizenship, we will continue to use our voice to speak out against all forms of racism and violence and offer our support to those who do the same.

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