Scott Statement on Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

December 14, 2012
Press Release

NEWPORT NEWS, VA – Congressman Robert C. "Bobby" Scott, Ranking Democratic Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security, issued the following statement on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

"Our schools, and especially our elementary schools, are meant to be sanctuaries of peace and safety. Words alone cannot describe the anguish of this shocking tragedy that the community of Newtown, Connecticut and our entire nation are feeling at this moment. My thoughts and prayers are with all the students, parents, and teachers of Sandy Hook Elementary."

"In the near future, we need to review all the recent mass shootings to ascertain what can be done to prevent these types of senseless tragedies from happening."

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