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Press Release

For Immediate Release
Monday, December 17, 2012

Statement from Governor-Elect Hassan on the Tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut

CONCORD – As the nation continues to grieve for those lost at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan issued the following statement today:

"No words or actions can undo the tragic events that occurred Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary, but our most important job is to ensure the safety of our families and communities, and we must always be looking for ways to keep New Hampshire's children safe from harm.

"While we continue to learn more facts about the horrific tragedy in Connecticut, we owe it to those we've lost to come together and determine what can be done to make our communities safer and better, including improving our mental health system and addressing the proliferation of deadly assault weapons.

"I join with the people of New Hampshire and our entire country in grief, mourning and prayer for the victims, their families, and all those whose lives have been torn apart by this senseless violence."

Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan
PO Box 472  |  Concord, NH 03302
(603) 223-8480