VTA holds hold for 1 year after mass shooting

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KRON) — The Texas mass shooting comes almost a year after the mass shooting at the VTA railroad station in San Jose.

On May 26, 2021, nine people were killed after a disgruntled employee was openly fired. On Thursday, the residents plan to hold a candlelight vigil for the victims here from 6.30 pm

They will honor 10 victims. Nine were killed in the shooting and the 10th committed suicide a few months after witnessing the mass shooting. The trains will blow their horns for each victim.

KRON4 spoke with California Senator Dave Cortese, who has helped secure funding for the recovery of the VTA, also a bill making its way through the California legislature that he believes would help stop mass school shootings .

“Requiring that school officials immediately contact the police of a perceived threat, of a magnitude that implies firearms safety, that the call must be made immediately and we must make that clear through this legislation,” said Cortese.

Cortese says the bill now going to state assembly has strong bipartisan support. He says it’s time for action, not passivity. The families coming here tomorrow will remember their loved ones who were murdered a year ago.

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