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California Department of Education News Release
Release: #12-112
December 14, 2012
Contact: Tina Jung
E-mail: communications@cde.ca.gov
Phone: 916-319-0818

State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson
Comments on Connecticut School Tragedy

SACRAMENTO—State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson today issued the following statement about the school shooting tragedy in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut:

"This morning's shooting in Connecticut is a terrible, senseless tragedy. Our grief is made all the deeper when we think of the innocence of the lives lost and the valiant efforts of teachers and school leaders to protect them. Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and the entire school community."

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Tom Torlakson — State Superintendent of Public Instruction
Communications Division, Room 5206, 916-319-0818, Fax 916-319-0100

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