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Statement Following VTA Facility Shooting
Posted 5/27/21

En Español

May 26, 2021

Dear SCUSD Community, 

We are heavy-hearted at the news of the deadly shooting at the VTA facility, which occurred in San Jose earlier today. Our thoughts go out to all of those impacted by this incident, especially the victims’ families and the larger VTA community. 

At times such as these, it is important to reach out to one another for support, healing, and connection. There are resources available for students, families, and staff who may need assistance processing this tragedy: 

  • CareSolace offers 24/7 email, video chat, and phone support. Call (888) 515-0595, email or visit
  • School-based wellness check-in appointments.
  • Santa Clara County Suicide & Crisis Hotline: 1-855-278-4204 (Toll-Free, available 24/7).
  • Bill Wilson Center Crisis Hotline: 408-850-6125 (Available 24/7).

Additional resources can also be found on the SCUSD Wellness webpage


Stella M. Kemp, Ed.D.