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ALEXANDRIA, VA & ALBANY, NY (April 11, 2022) – We are truly saddened by the senseless act of violence in Mt. Vernon, after the wonderful parade celebrating the success of the boys’ basketball team in their
state championship win.
We join the community and Mt. Vernon PTA Council, in mourning the loss of a 16-year-old student, and
keep other students affected in our hearts, wishing them a full recovery.
National PTA, New York State PTA and PTAs nationwide remain committed to supporting our students and families, and helping to end acts of violence in our schools and communities. For those in need of
mental health support during this time, free resources are available at

A message from the school community:
Counselors will be on hand at DWSA 121 South 6th Ave. Mount Vernon, NY, from 10:00am – 2:00pm.
Please take advantage of this free service.
Also note there will be two memorials today, April 11: