CLEVELAND (WJW)– A group of Cleveland-area clergy held news conference on the horrific shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school.
An 18-year-old gunman killed at least 19 students and two adults at Robb Elementary School on Tuesday. The suspect was eventually killed by law enforcement.
Rev. Dr. Larry Macon of Mt. Zion Church Oakwood Village, Bishop Omar Medina of the Hispanic church community, Rev. Larry L. Harris of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and Pastor C. J. Matthews of Mt. Sinai-Friendship Church spoke at Scranton Road Elementary School Wednesday morning.
“We’re standing right here in front of an elementary school today because we know there is massive concern across the country. We are also here to pray,” Macon said. “This is a time of reflection and this is a time to look at what’s really going on in this nation.”
Rev. Ben Gohlstin, board chair of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services of Cuyahoga County, stressed that counseling services are available by calling 216-623-6888.