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Garfield High School Community Resources

Summary: Community Resources for Garfield HS Families.

Garfield HS Community

Dear Garfield Students, Families, and Staff,

On the afternoon of June 6, we experienced a heartbreaking incident of gun violence in front of the auditorium on our campus. Tragically, a student was shot and later passed away at Harborview. Our hearts are heavy as we grieve this senseless loss. We extend our deepest condolences to the victim’s family. Please keep them in your thoughts.

Each time I must report an incident of gun violence on or near our campus, it is tough, but this message is the hardest yet to send. I am deeply saddened by the violence in our community and profoundly disturbed by the devastating impact it continues to have on our school. This senseless act has left us all shaken.

Community Resources:

  • Teen Link offers young people peers to listen and discuss concerns. Calls and chats are confidential. 1-866-teenlink (833-6546)
  • Crisis Connections offers support. 1-866-427-4747
  • 988 Lineline – Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis support.
  • Harborview Assault and Trauma Center, who work with students impacted by trauma, contact 206-744-1600.
  • Additional community resources are available on the Seattle Public Schools Mental Health Services department webpage.

We will continue updating students and families to share resources and plans for a return to school.

Sincerely,
Principal Hart

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