Davids Statement on Shooting at Olathe East High School

Statement

Date: March 4, 2022

"I have been in touch with Olathe leaders, school administrators, and law enforcement as we process and respond to the tragic incident at Olathe East earlier today. This was a traumatic event for our community, and we are all hoping for the speedy recovery of those injured as we figure out how to best support each other and our students. I want to recognize our local law enforcement, particularly the Olathe Police Department--their preparation, courage, and coordination has been exemplary, and I know their response helped many parents feel safer during a terrifying situation.

My thoughts are with the students, staff, and families of Olathe East as the investigation continues. These are the texts no parent wants to receive, the fear that far too many kids live with, and the headlines that every American is tired of reading. I stand with our community and with every Kansan who has come out to support us and ask for change."


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