VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Beach City Public Schools Superintendent, Aaron Spence, is asking the community to wear blue on Monday in honor of Friday’s shooting victims.
To make the announcement, Spence posted the request on his Twitter.
Schools across Hampton Roads are participating. Newport News Public Schools, Suffolk Public Schools, Hampton City Schools, Chesapeake Public Schools, Portsmouth Public Schools, the York County School Division, Williamsburg-James City County Schools and Isle of Wight County Schools all stated on social media that they will join Virginia Beach in honoring the 12 lives lost.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Chesapeake Public Schools, Portsmouth Public Schools and Williamsburg-James City County Schools confirmed that they will have counselors available to support students and staff.
Virginia Beach City Public Schools will operate on a regular schedule Monday, June 3, but city offices in the Municipal Center complex will be closed.