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Statement of Governor Markell Regarding Elementary School Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut

Date Posted: Friday, December 14th, 2012
Categories:  Office of Governor Markell

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Delaware State SealGovernor Jack Markell issued this statement in response to today’s tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected by this unbelievable act of violence,” said Governor Markell. “I echo the sentiments of President Obama – as a country, we have been through this too many times. We offer our compassion and condolences to the community of Newtown, Connecticut, as we all struggle to process what has happened today and how we move forward to a place of peace.”

In concurrence with the President’s order and as an expression of Delaware’s sympathy for the people affected by the tragedy in Connecticut, Governor Markell has ordered the American and Delaware flags at state buildings and facilities also be flown at half-staff until the end of the day on December 18.

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