Leaders react to today’s shooting in Newtown

Governor Dannel P. Malloy today ordered U.S. and Connecticut flags to half-staff in recognition of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this morning.

Flags will fly at half-staff until burial services for the victims.

Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement today following news of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT:

“There are no words to express the horror of this senseless violence aimed at our children in what should be a safe place of learning. My heart aches, having children of my own, to think of what the families of the victims must be going through. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims of this tragedy and I know everyone will come together to help the community in this time of need.”