Wisconsin leaders react to deadly shooting at Texas elementary school

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Here in Wisconsin, many leaders are condemning the attack that authorities say killed 19 students and two adults at an elementary school in Texas.

Milwaukee Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Posley released a statement Tuesday night, saying:

“Right now, my thoughts and prayers are with the community of Uvalde, Texas, and everyone impacted by this morning’s unfortunate events. I am especially hurt that an elementary school was the site of this tragedy. These incidents have become far too commonplace, and my hope is that we find a solution that ends senseless gun violence of all forms. Milwaukee Public Schools will ensure that anyone impacted throughout our district will receive the support they need to help cope with today’s events.”

Both of Wisconsin's senators also reacted to the shooting Tuesday night. 

Senator Ron Johnson said, "There are no adequate words to express the horror at Robb Elementary. My sincere condolences to these families. Something this horrific, children being slaughtered in their school, it does not get worse than this."

And Senator Tammy Baldwin wrote, "My heart breaks, again. A mass shooting at a school, again. More lives lost to gun violence, again. How many more times will we say again...and accept doing nothing? We have got to step up, take on this public health crisis, and start saving lives."


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