Media Statement: Rocketship Mourns the Loss of Stephen Romero in Gilroy Shooting
by Preston Smith, Co-Founder and CEO, Rocketship Public Schools
On Wednesday, July 31st, Rocketship Public Schools Co-Founder and CEO Preston Smith released the following statement:
The entire Rocketship Public Schools community is deeply saddened by the loss of Rocketship Spark Academy rising first grader Stephen Romero in Sunday’s tragic shooting in Gilroy. Our hearts are broken for the Romero family. Stephen was taken from us far too young in a senseless, horrific act of violence. We ask for privacy for the family, his teachers, and our entire Rocketship community as we grieve. We are currently informing staff and families and have grief counselors available. We will not be taking media inquiries at this time.
Published on July 31, 2019