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Message from our Interim Superintendent re: School Shooting in TX

Good evening West Orange families,  

In light of the tragic events that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas this afternoon, please rest assured that I am taking this situation very seriously and activating my staff as per our safety protocols. Additionally, I have been in contact with West Orange Police Chief Abbott throughout the evening who has assured me that we will have police presence in and around our schools throughout the days and weeks ahead.

As these heartbreaking events can cause stress, fear, and concern for our youngest community members, I offer this list of resources and considerations to assist parents, guardians, and caregivers in supporting their children.


C. Lauren Schoen, Ed.D.
Interim Superintendent of Schools
West Orange Public Schools
179 Eagle Rock Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: 973-669-5400 Ext: 20512