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Since Sunday’s horrific Garlic Festival shooting, the Gilroy Unified School District has been flooded by requests from reporters for information regarding the suspected shooter.  Media reports have stated that the person who shot and killed three young people and injured many others, who are still in the hospital, was a Gilroy High School student. The District can verify that he attended Gilroy High school for one school year (2016-17) - his senior year, after transferring to GUSD from Monte Vista High School.  He did not attend any GUSD schools prior to his senior year.

While the District continues to actively cooperate with local and federal investigators, our focus continues to be on the victims of the shooting, their families, and all others, including all families and students of the Gilroy Unified School District, impacted by this tragedy.

We have been providing counseling services to our Christopher High School since Monday, July 29, and will continue through the week. The Victim Assistance Center at Rucker Elementary School is also providing a wide-range of services to victims. Our thoughts continue to be with all those as our community begins to heal.

Please email any further questions to the attention of our Public Information Officer, Melanie Corona:  At this time, representatives from the Gilroy Unified School District will not be conducting any live or phone interviews.


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