In a message to the University community, President Kaplan addressed the heinous tragedy that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.

It is difficult to put into words the incredible heartache and anger we are feeling as we attempt to process the heinous tragedy that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde,

Texas. For many, this will resurface the anguish and sorrow we experienced nearly 10 years ago as a similar massacre occurred in nearby Newtown,

Connecticut, at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Schools are created to be spaces where students can learn, grow, and, most importantly, be safe.

Too often, we are seeing instances where this sacred contract has been broken. It is especially unsettling when children with so much potential and promise,

and their selfless and passionate educators, are the innocent victims.

Amid our sorrow, let us maintain the hope we have that our alumni, faculty, and staff dedicating their lives to pursuing careers in law enforcement, public service,