Transcript: Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy’s statement on the Sandy Hook School shooting on Dec. 14, 2012
Transcribed and edited by Jenny Jiang
Excerpts of remarks by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting on Dec. 14, 2012:
Earlier today, a tragedy of unspeakable terms played itself out in this community.
Lieutenant Governor and I have been spoken to in an attempt that we might be prepared for something like this playing itself out in our state. You could never be prepared for this kind of incident.
What has happened – what has transpired – at that school building will leave a mark on this community and every family impacted.
I only ask that the all of our citizens here in the United States and around the world who have already offered their assistance remember all of the victims in their prayers…
Earlier today, a number of our citizens – beautiful children – had their lives taken away from them, as well as adults whose responsibility was to educate and supervise those children. The perpetrator of the crime is dead – as is an individual who the perpetrator lived with.
On behalf of the people of the state of Connecticut, we extend our condolences as I have at the firehouse where the parents of these children as well as the adults that are there.
I want to thank the President, who’s been on the phone with us today, for his statement released to you a while ago as well as the statements he made to me much earlier today as the hours raced by…