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CT School Shooting: Massachusetts Officials React

Friday, December 14, 2012

 

Officials in Massachusetts are sharing their thoughts on the tragic school shooting today in Newtown, CT that took the lives of 27 people. GoLocalWorcester will continue to update as statements come in.

Worcester Mayor Joseph Petty:

“It is incomprehensible that such a tragedy occurred. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and the community.”

Tracy O'Connell Novick, Vice-Chair Worcester School Committee:

"Every time someone is looking for innocent victims schools seem to be the place."

"Teachers and principals, we talk a lot about what they do for kids, and today was an example of that."

"Our sympathy goes out to the familes in Connecticut."

City Councilor Kate Toomey:

"This type of a tragedy that takes the innocent lives of so many young children is just incomprehensible. I cannot begin to imagine the abject sorrow, pain and horror for those parents who lost their children and those family members who lost their loved ones. My heart goes out to all of them."

"I'm grateful that crisis management within the city and the Worcester Public Schools has been well-established."

"I think that every parent in this world right now, if you can't be with your kids and your spouse, call them up and tell them that you love them. And don't do it just today."

State Senator Michael Moore:

"My thoughts go out to the families in Connecticut who are dealing with this horrific tragedy. This is every parents worst nightmare."

Congressman Jim McGovern:

“This unspeakable tragedy reminds us – once again – that we need to have a frank conversation about guns and gun violence in America. We have been through this too many times. I have cosponsored numerous bills to combat gun violence and I am a strong supporter of sensible gun control laws. Unfortunately, leadership in Congress continues to block consideration of these common-sense bills.”

Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren:

"As a mother and grandmother, I’m heartbroken to hear about the horrific and senseless tragedy in Connecticut today. Bruce and I send our thoughts and prayers to the children, teachers and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary School and their loved ones."

JC Considine, Spokesperson, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education:

"This is a horrific tragedy. Certainly as folks in education it has affected us tremendously. There's no more important responsibility for schools than to ensure the safety of the kids within the schools."

"Every parent in america is affected by this and certainly educators as well."

 

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