"There can be no keener revelation of a society's soul than the way in which it treats its children." — Nelson Mandela
BUILD and its community send our deepest condolences and prayers to the families impacted by the horrific tragedy that took place in Texas at Rob Elementary School on May 24th, 2022. The loss of 19 beautiful children and two teachers due to gun violence is a devastating blow for the Uvalde community and our country. The mass school shooting that happened in Texas marks the 27th school shooting to have taken place in the United States so far, based on reports. The grief that families are experiencing right now is truly heartbreaking. Every parent should be at ease when they drop their child off at school, knowing they will get the support they need and return home unharmed.
In these tragic times, it is important for us to reflect on this tragedy to not only highlight the importance of stricter safety protocols within our schools but also to highlight the importance of cherishing the moments you have with your loved ones. Take sincere account of how we communicate with each other and how we can better work to build up our youth. For our youth is the next generation of leaders.
Furthermore, as our community attempts to reconcile the anguish of recent events, we offer you the option to utilize the resources available to you. Please, do not hesitate to reach out to the Employee Assistance Program, talk with colleagues or your supervisor, or take time off to care for yourself or others. You can also look to these resources for support in talking with your children about the violence and how to manage stress in the aftermath of a shooting.-DLB
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