"There are no words to describe the horror that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this morning. We are all stunned and devastated by this brutal act of violence, which is even more appalling in that many of the victims were young school children," said Attorney General Peter F. Kilmartin. "It is unfathomable that the words shooting and elementary school are even the same sentence.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this senseless tragedy: the students, teachers and staff at the school and their families; all of the first responders, law enforcement and medical personnel who rushed to the scene and are still treating the victims. We can only turn to our faith and our families for solace. To all the people of Newtown and the surrounding communities, we are with you today and stand ready to assist however possible."