Assemblymember Miguel Santiago Issues Statement on Los Angeles School Shooting

Thursday, February 1, 2018


“Like many of you, I am just processing the information that is trickling out about the shooting this morning at Salvador Castro Middle School,” said Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles). “As a father, I can only imagine the terror that the parents and families of the school are experiencing right now.”


According to media reports, a shooting occurred this morning at 8:55 a.m. inside a middle school classroom at Salvador Castro Middle School – which is co-located with Belmont High School in Los Angeles.  The schools are located on the 1500 block of West 2nd Street. Reports from local authorities indicate that two students were shot and the shooter has been contained, though investigations continue.


Santiago further noted, “I want my community to know that my office has been, and will be in constant contact with the Los Angeles Police and Fire Departments and Los Angeles Unified School District.  We are standing by to provide any resources that may be helpful for impacted families.”


For updates regarding school changes, family resources, and other news regarding this incident, community members may visit the Assemblymember’s website.


Assemblymember Miguel Santiago is the Chair of the Assembly’s Communications and Conveyance Committee, and a member of both the Assembly Public Safety Committee and the California Latino Legislative Caucus. He represents the 53rd District composed of the cities of Los Angeles, Huntington Park, and Vernon.





Jackie Koenig

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Assembly Member Miguel Santiago

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