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Saugus High School Shooting in Santa Clarita, California

Washington, D.C., November 14, 2019 - Today, Brady shared in the Santa Clarita, California community’s anger at a school shooting in Saugus High School.

Brady President Kris Brown shared:

“Today, the students at Saugus High School experienced a trauma all too common in the United States. While this tragedy is still unfolding, the school district and the community will grapple with its fallout for years to come. The toll that gun violence takes on students and their families will require immediate and sustained action from the Santa Clarita community. When 35 percent of parents fear for their child’s safety at school and 20 percent of parents report that their child has expressed that same concern, one thing is clear: we are traumatizing our children. We are failing the next generation of American leadership. The U.S. Secret Service released a ‘threat assessment’ on our nation’s schools last week. Sadly, we are still forced to conduct a threat assessment on what should be safe spaces for our young people. Shame on us and shame on those who refuse to take action to end gun violence in the United States of America.”

Robert Schentrup, brother to Carmen Schentrup, one of the 17 victims of the Parkland School Shooting, Team ENOUGH Executive Council Member, and Founder and CEO of Zero USA shared:

“As someone who has personally experienced the loss of a sibling in a school shooting, the shooting today at Saugus High School is another example of a preventable tragedy. We don’t yet know all the details of this event, but we do know that there are bipartisan and common-sense solutions to keep schools safe and guns out of the hands of those who should not have them. The students at Saugus joined the March 2018 school walkout in solidarity with the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The fact that we have failed to avert this tragedy at Saugus nearly two years later is appalling and unconscionable.”

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Brady has one powerful mission — to unite all Americans against gun violence. We work across Congress, the courts, and our communities with over 90 grassroots chapters, bringing together young and old, red and blue, and every shade of color to find common ground in common sense. In the spirit of our namesakes Jim and Sarah Brady, we have fought for over 45 years to take action, not sides, and we will not stop until this epidemic ends. It’s in our hands.


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