STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on Shooting in San Bernardino

“School campuses are sacred spaces where children should be free to learn, play, and grow without threat of violence. Today’s shooting at North Park Elementary in San Bernardino is a reminder that deadly weapons can shatter that sense of security, mercilessly and without warning — leaving parents and educators struggling to address the questions, fears, and anxieties that gun violence creates for our young people. My thoughts are with the victims and survivors, Mayor Davis, and all of our neighbors in San Bernardino affected by this unthinkable tragedy. Our gratitude goes to all school personnel, first responders, and crisis workers who kept children safe and are helping families cope with the aftermath. On behalf of all Angelenos, I stand with them in their grief, commend their courage, and send prayers for the healing of bodies, minds, and hearts.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti