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News from the Jeremy Bullock Memorial Trust

BUTTE — All of us at the Jeremy Bullock Memorial Trust, including Jeremy’s parents, are devastated by the news of another mass shooting at an elementary school where nineteen children and two teachers will never come home. We are heartbroken for the families and the community who lost loved ones and must endure this unbearable pain. 

Jeremy Bullock was the unintended victim of a school shooting on April 12, 1994, at Margaret Leary Elementary School in Butte. In memory of Jeremy, his family and friends established the Jeremy Bullock Memorial Trust to seek solutions - to support school safety with tools and strategies that promote positive climate and culture. The Trust, with the support of The University of Montana Safe Schools Center, Montana Office of Public Instruction, Butte School District #1, and the Butte Police Department, will host the third annual Jeremy Bullock Safe Schools Summit on Aug. 9-10 in Butte.

“There is always a need to be vigilant, trained, ready, kind and compassionate. We must lead with these traits and provide support to the students and teachers who are having to deal with so many things.” says Robin and Bill Bullock, Jeremy’s parents. “We are in shock, angry, and saddened by what we see. There is a long journey ahead for all those impacted by these tragedies - one we had hoped that no other family or community would need to endure - yet almost 30 years later these tragedies continue. As a combined group of educators, parents, teachers, law enforcement, and mental health professionals, we are committed to help provide resources and expertise to aid our educators, students, parents, and communities. Our sympathies and prayers go out to the families, students, teachers and community.”

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