Councilmember Curren D. Price Jr. issued the following statement Friday, following the tragic bus crash in Orland, California involving dozens of Los Angeles area students including students from four South Los Angeles high schools:
“Our hearts are heavy today as we mourn the loss of 10 lives, including 5 young students. We also send our best wishes for recovery to the 33 people injured in this devastating crash. We are aware that students from several schools in my district, including Fremont, Diego Rivera, Jefferson and Manual Arts, were a part of this trip to Humboldt State University. While we are still waiting to get more details we encourage parents and students at all impacted campuses to remain calm during these very difficult times. Our prayers are with the victims, the injured and their families and loved ones.”
For more information, we encourage students and their families to call Humboldt State University’s Information Line (707) 826-6327. Red Cross is also assisting with reunification efforts, you can visit www.redcross.org as well as www.lausd.net for updates from the school district.
Please consider donating to the Orland Bus Crash Victims Relief Fund, launched by Sharefest and Councilman Joe Buscaino, by visitng http://www.sharefestinc.org/buscrashfund.