The Gary Community School Corporation released the following statement regarding the shooting that occurred outside of the RailCats stadium after the graduation ceremony for West Side Leadership Academy:
“A day that was meant for celebration has now been marked by tragedy through senseless acts of gun violence. During the entire graduation, our students conducted themselves in an excellent manner. Meanwhile, the disruptive actions of a few overshadowed their special moment.
Thankfully, the offenders have been apprehended, but it doesn’t change the hurt and disappointment our students, families and school community are now feeling. Our prayers are with those injured, and we continue to extend our


to WSLA graduates. They deserve it.” – Dr. Paige McNulty, Manager GCSC