November 08, 2018
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley issued the following statement regarding last night’s Thousand Oaks shooting.
“Our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the victims, families and all others affected by last night’s shooting in Thousand Oaks. We offer thanks to the first responders who worked to save lives, and our hearts go out to the family of Ventura County Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus. The Chancellor’s Office will offer all possible assistance to Ventura County Community College District as the community works to recover from this senseless violence aimed at innocent students.”
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