Indiana PTA Statement on Shooting at
Noblesville West Middle School
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (May 25, 2018) -- Indiana PTA released the following statement on the shooting today at Noblesville West Middle School:
Today a shooting occurred at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Indiana. Tragically, this is the third school shooting to take place in the past ten days. Indiana PTA strongly believes that all students deserve the opportunity to learn and grow in a safe school environment. Parents should not have to fear if their child will return home at the end of the school day.
Parents, students, teachers, administrators, and community members must join together to call on our elected officials to advocate for legislation which will strengthen background checks, fund gun violence research, ban assault weapons, and prevent persons who may endanger the safety of other citizens from accessing guns.
Indiana PTA calls on our state and federal legislators to make student safety a high priority in the coming year. It's time that we say "enough is enough" and make significant policy changes to protect the future of all students.
PTA is also committed to supporting students, families, schools and communities in coping with and preventing violence. The association offers a variety of resources that can be downloaded at PTA.org/SchoolSafety.