The Atlanta Board of Education has released a rare statement following the domestic terrorism incidents in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend. Without mentioning President Donald Trump by name, the board rebuked the administration for its “role in promoting or inciting racial tensions.”
Twenty-two people died in the El Paso attack, with the terrorist posting a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto online before the attack at a Walmart. Nine people were killed the same day in Dayton, but a motive has not been released in the incident.
The statement calls on Congress to enact new gun control measures and notes there has been 255 mass shootings in the United States in 2019. Read the full statement below.