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Statement by NEA President Dennis Van Roekel On the Tragic Shootings at Chardon High School

Resources available in wake of school shooting


WASHINGTON - February 28, 2012 -

“NEA is deeply saddened by the tragic events that occurred yesterday in Chardon, Ohio. We stand in solidarity and sympathy with the members of the Chardon Education Association, the Chardon Association of Classified Employees, the Chardon Career & Technical Association and every Chardon family.  Our hearts and prayers go out to the entire community and we are committed to helping the students, teachers and administrators of the Chardon community as they recover from this tragedy.” 


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The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional employee organization, representing more than 3 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

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