Letters to Campus Community

Statement on Connecticut elementary school shooting


December 14, 2012

To the Campus Community,

Our hearts are broken by today’s tragic shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. It is all the more painful because of the number of young children involved, both as victims and witnesses. Classrooms are places of learning and creativity, and that special environment was shattered for so many today.

As exams conclude and we turn our attention to home, holidays and family, please join me in holding a place in your heart for those whose lives have been forever changed.

President Mary Sue Coleman