CTA Issues Statement on Oakland School Site Shooting

BURLINGAME — California Teachers Association President E. Toby Boyd issued the following statement today following the shooting of at least six people at an East Oakland School site that houses multiple school campuses.

“Educators are once again devastated and outraged by another senseless mass shooting on a school campus. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families, the school staff, the community, and all the students who attend the involved schools.

“The tide of gun violence, especially on school campuses, must end and it must end now. No child or adult should ever feel unsafe on a California school campus. We owe it to our students and educators to make our schools and communities safe and welcoming places, and California educators will continue to do everything we can to make that dream a reality. While Congress recently took some steps to reduce gun violence, those measures are not enough. We call on federal and state lawmakers to take quick action and do everything they can to put an end to these tragic shootings. Our students and communities are counting on you; they deserve nothing less.”

– E. Toby Boyd, CTA President

CTA’s national affiliate, The National Education Association, has educator resources to help students, parents, and staff deal with gun violence, and to help them feel safe at school.


The 310,000-member California Teachers Association is affiliated with the 3-million-member National Education Association.