Statement on the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting
December 17, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers remain with the Newtown community and all of the families who are faced with picking up the pieces after the horrific event in Connecticut last Friday. While we join them in grieving the lives that were lost, we also share in their admiration and gratitude for the bravery displayed by the Sandy Hook Elementary School principal, teachers and staff. These educators did their best to protect their students and we should remember their courage as we continue to process, heal and move forward from this tragedy.




June St. Clair Atkinson
State Superintendent