The following statement can be attributed to California State University Chancellor Timothy P. White:

“All of us in the California State University extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those whose loved ones were lost or injured at the Borderline Bar and Grill on Wednesday evening. Such tragic and senseless violence breaks our hearts and calls us to redouble our resolve and effort to work together for a real solution. And at the same time, we thank and commend the courage and skill of the first responders. 

Many CSU campuses are providing counseling services for students, faculty and staff; in addition, I am asking all members of the CSU family to reach out to those in need – both those who are affected by this tragedy and those who are struggling with issues that demand our attention. We can and must be the beacon of hope and help during this tragic time.”

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