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Press Release

Statement on Perry High School shooting

Statement from Iowa State Education Association President Mike Beranek and Vice President Joshua Brown
Published: January 4, 2024

"We are heartbroken by this tragedy and know that words cannot express the sorrow we feel for the victims and the pain that everyone in the community feels.  Like schools across the state, Perry High School is a place for learning, growth, and friendship. Iowa’s public schools are the heart of all our communities; today, our hearts are shattered.

"We will continue to be a source of strength for one another during this challenging time, and in the face of this tragedy and so many before it, it is helpful to remember the values that truly bind us together – resilience, hope, and love."


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