You may have seen news reports recently about two BB gun shootings in the city near Magnolia and Beech this weekend. I contacted the Long Beach Police Department as soon as I heard this today to see if there were any additional security precautions we should take as a school district. The police believe that the shootings were random; they happened late Friday and Saturday night in the area of Magnolia and Beech. Both of the groups who were shot (three women on Friday night and three Yeshiva students on Saturday night) told the police that the shots came from a dark SUV. While the police did not recommend any additional security measures for the district, they did assure me that they are providing extra patrols in the area at night, and recommended vigilance while walking at night.

As always, the safety of our students is our top priority. Please feel free to contact the school district or your student's building administration with any questions or concerns.