05/ 25 /2022

AURORA, CO. –  Today, the Community College of Aurora mourns with educators across the country in reflection of yesterday’s mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas. On Tuesday, innocent students, faculty, and staff members at Robb Elementary School, were tragically gunned down just days before summer break. Information is still forthcoming. However, we know at this time there have been 21 fatalities (19 being students).

The city of Uvalde is known as the “Honey Capital” of the world. It has a population of roughly 16,000 residents, with approximately 78% of its residents being Hispanic and/or of Latino descent. Uvalde is a city rich in its own unique heritage and culture. We recognize the contribution the city and its constituents make to our society, both locally and nationally.

We stand in solidarity with you. We are thinking of you today – and the days to come.

CCA President Dr. Mordecai Brownlee responds, “As a community of educators, our hearts are with the victims, their families, and all those impacted by this tragic event. Hate has no place in the classroom or in this world. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts are with you in Texas.”