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Statement from Mayor Simmons on Robb Elementary School Shooting in Uvalde , Texas
As our community grieves with the City of Uvalde , Texas , Mayor Caroline Simmons released the following statement regarding the tragedy at Robb Elementary School , “I am deeply saddened and angry thinking about the lives lost today at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde , Texas . These were children and educators . As a mother , I can ' t stop thinking about the children , the educators , and the families that are directly impacted along with each and every child that experienced this horrifying event and will be forever scarred . The City of Stamford grieves with the City of Uvalde , Texas and the rest of the country . But we must do more than mourn each time we witness another tragedy . Those who have been resisting must join our cause to stop this epidemic of senseless gun violence and as leaders , at all levels , we must use our voices to break this endless cycle of violence that we have permitted
City and School Forum on Mental Health and Safety of students in Stamford
On Wednesday I was honored to join Superintendent Dr . Lucero , Police Chief Shaw , school administrators , law enforcements officers , and public health experts for a City and School Forum on student safety and mental health . While this forum was planned before the horrific shooting in Texas , the events of the past few days put even more in focus the importance and urgency of addressing safety and the mental health of Stamford students .
This is only the beginning of the conversation , and we welcome feedback and input from parents , students , and administrators to ensure we work collectively to enhance school safety , promote healthy habits , and provide greater mental health resources for residents of all ages in our city .
Shiro Ribbon Cutting
Congratulations to Sabrina Yang , a 19 - year old UConn Stamford student who opened her first business , Shiro Dessert on Bedford Street . Shiro offers desserts and beverages rooted in East Asian culture .
Sabrina is an inspiration for young entrepreneurs and we are grateful to have you in Stamford!
Stamford High Girls Lacrosse
Best of luck to the Stamford High Girls Lacrosse team in their state playoff game against Glastonbury today - we are rooting for you!
Sunday night , I joined the Concerned Clergy Coalition , Office of Governor Ned Lamont , Senator Richard Blumenthal , and community leaders for a prayer vigil in honor of the victims of the horrific mass shooting in Buffalo . The people of Stamford stand in solidarity with the people of Buffalo against these senseless and racist attacks . In Stamford , we will continue to work with our community partners and law enforcement officers to enhance gun violence prevention measures and public safety .
Visit to Chelsea Piers
Great Tuesday morning meeting with the leadership team at Chelsea Piers Connecticut . Chelsea Piers is a gem in our community that offers incredible sports and fitness programs for all ages and we are fortunate to have them in Stamford!
Special Olympics Torch Run
It was an honor to visit WWE headquarters for the final leg of the 2022 Law Enforcement Torch Run for the Special Olympics! Special Olympics Connecticut has provided year - round sports training and competitions to over 12 , 000 individuals with intellectual disabilities . Thank you to Beau Doherty and the entire Special Olympics Connecticut team for your leadership and efforts to provide inclusive competitions and programs to these athletes .
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And of course , I will be out and about across the city every week visiting with local businesses , meeting with constituents , and hearing from stakeholders in our city – so I hope I’ll be able to talk to you in person very soon .
Have a wonderful weekend!
Mayor Caroline Simmons
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