Our country is in mourning once again after the devastation that occurred on May 24 when a gunman fatally shot at least 19 children and two adults at a Texas elementary school.
Our thoughts and prayers go to the victims and families of this horrific tragedy that continues to remind us of how precious life is.
This reckless act comes just 10 days after the shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, N.Y., that took the lives of 10 people. According to Education Week, there have been 27 school shootings so far this year. This has to stop!
Students should feel safe while they are in school. When parents send their kids off to class, they have every expectation to know that their children are in an environment that is secure and nurturing.
Hate has no place in our world. BMCC stands against violence of any kind. As an institution, we must continue to support each and find comfort in knowing that we are a college that is welcoming, inclusive and against violence.
Continue to support each other and stay safe.
Anthony E. Munroe
President, Borough of Manhattan Community College