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Uvalde Foundation For Kids Responds To Virginia High School Graduation Shooting

Updated: Jul 9, 2023

The Uvalde Foundation For Kids Critical Incident Response Team Has Mobilized A Small Team To Richmond, Virginia From Newport News; In Response To The Shooting Incident This Evening.

The Foundation's Crisis Response Line 888 685 8464 Has Also Added Additional Staff, Including Mental Health Professionals & Peer Counselors At This Time To Provide Suport To The School Community.

Currently The Situation Remains ACTIVE & There Have Been Reports That 7 Have Been Shot With An Unknown Amount Of Injuries At This Time.

The Foundation's National Director & Founder, Daniel Chapin Released The Following Statement: "During A Time Meant For Celebrating Achievements & Hopeful Future's, Gun Violence Yet Again Has Made Its Horrible Mark On Yet Another School Community & More Precious Lives. Our Foundation Extends Its Prayers & Yet This Is Not Enough! We Will Continue To Monitor The Event & Provide Our Support Resources Indefinitely. It Has To Be Another Wake Up Call For This Country When Not Even Our Students Graduation Ceremonies Are Free From Violence."


RICHMOND, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- According to reports from WRIC and WTVR, several people were shot on VCU's Monroe Park campus after graduation ceremonies for Huguenot High School on Tuesday.

Richmond School Board member Jonathan Young told WRIC that there are reports of an active shooter at the Altria Theater. The conditions of the victims have not been released.

Thomas Jefferson High School had a graduation ceremony set for later in the evening, but it has been cancelled.

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