FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 1, 2022
CONTACT: Shannon Haber
Joint Statement from Superintendent Alberto M. Carvalho and
Board President Kelly Gonez on Recent Shooting Incident
Outside of Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School
Los Angeles, CA (June 1, 2022) – With heavy hearts, we continue to join the families in mourning over the tragic events in Uvalde, Texas and now here in Los Angeles Unified at Ulysses S. Grant Senior High School, where a student was shot outside of the school today. Our student is currently in stable condition and receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.
It’s a sad day when our children are exposed to community violence. We as adults have a collective responsibility to ensure we are buffers to our children by listening, protecting, connecting, modeling and making sure they continue to thrive and feel safe.
The incident at Grant Senior High School is still an active investigation by local law enforcement, and we will have a team of counselors on-site ready to help and support our students and employees. We also have a student and family wellness hotline available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 213.241.3840 for those needing extra support.
Today and every day, we stand alongside families impacted by this preventable crisis and encourage everyone to say no to gun violence. Enough is enough.