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First selectman on Newtown tragedy: “Willful violence against children is worst possible crime”

Darien’s first selectman, Jayme Stevenson, released following statement on Newtown school shooting:

Today we are asked as parents, students, school personnel, and community leaders to try to make sense of the unspeakable and senseless tragedy that unfolded this morning at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. On behalf of the Town of Darien, I’ve offered our prayers and support to Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra and her community especially to the families and loved ones of the innocent victims. Willful violence against children is the worst possible crime and one that we as compassionate people cannot tolerate.

School administrators, Darien Police and town officials are working together to make sure our schools and town facilities are safe for you and your children. This tragedy will touch us all in different and very personal ways so schools, community organizations and places of worship will be providing support services for those in need in the coming days. Let’s support one another and pray for our neighbors in Newtown whose lives have changed forever today.

 
 

 

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  • Joseph

    Tomorrow angel messages will be carried to the Lord:
    1. No child will go to sleep hungry
    2. None will die as innocent bystanders of war
    3. None will perish from malnutrition
    4. None will be forced to drink contaminated water
    5. Not one shall suffer abuse by a caregiver
    6. None shall be slave laborers
    7. Not one to be divided by race.
    8. Not a single one a victim of hate.
    9. Not a baby without vaccines.
    10. Not a bullet that pierces the soul of a nation
    11. A world in which the love of a child exceeds the greed of adults.

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