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Education Minnesota responds to school tragedy in Connecticut

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ST. PAUL, Minn., Dec. 14, 2012 - Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher released the following statement on the violence at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

“The condolences of Minnesota’s educators go out to the victims and their families,” Dooher said. “This attack at an elementary school was vicious and shocking - and for everyone who works in a school, profoundly disturbing.”

“All Minnesota schools are required to have a crisis response plan and we encourage our districts to review them in light of this tragedy,” he said. “We also encourage Minnesota parents to take some extra time to talk with their children about what happened.”

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