Nevada Leaders' Statements on School Shooting

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

CARSON CITY, Nev.– Governor Brian Sandoval this afternoon made the following statement regarding this morning’s horrific shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut:

“I was deeply shocked and saddened to hear of this morning’s terrible shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. As a parent myself, I cannot begin to imagine the shock and pain parents of today’s innocent victims are feeling tonight. Kathleen and I, and all Nevadans, extend our thoughts, prayers and our deepest sympathies to these parents, to the victims of today’s horrible tragedy and their loved ones.

“Our state and our nation grieve for the families of those affected and in their honor, I have ordered the flags of the United States and the State of Nevada flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds until sunset on Tuesday, December 18, 2012.”


Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following the statement on today’s shooting tragedy at an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut.

“I am in shock and disbelief at this horrible tragedy that took so many innocent lives today. As a father and grandfather, it is beyond my comprehension why anyone would want to hurt innocent children. I join the millions of Americans whose thoughts and hearts are with those suffering because of this horrible crime in Connecticut.”


Today, U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) issued the following statement regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut:

“Both Lynne and myself would like to offer our deepest sympathies to the families affected by this senseless tragedy and to the entire Newtown community. Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with all those who are grieving in the wake of this truly horrific event. The entire nation stands with the community during this extremely difficult time,” said Senator Dean Heller.

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