Following swift deliberations, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all three counts in the murder of George Floyd. This culmination of pain and heartache from a murder recorded by bystanders and shared with the world has been traumatic. This unanimous decision provides a hint of the accountability that has been historically elusive to Black Americans.
All staff should review guidelines and steps to prepare themselves for the verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial. Additional information and supports will be shared in the coming days and weeks.
This is yet another trauma in our community that brings a wide range of emotions, including sadness, hopelessness, anger, loss and pain. Each of our schools have a support team that is always available to work with students and staff.