January 28, 2023

Response to Tyre Nichols' Death & Resources for Members

Source:  NYSUT Communications
nysut statement

New York State United Teachers released the following statement today regarding the death of Tyre Nichols:

Like the rest of our country, we're outraged and profoundly saddened in the wake of Tyre Nichols' violent death. Educators across New York mourn this tragedy and stand with the Nichols family as they endure this unimaginable loss.

As it has been far too many times, this tragic event will make this week difficult in our schools. Given the horror and senselessness of this event, we will all struggle to provide our students with the answers and comfort they so desperately seek.

NYSUT has compiled some resources for educators to help students through this trying time. For NYSUT members, our Peer Support Line is available to provide resources and assistance. Call this confidential helpline at 844-444-0152 or visit for more information.