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The nation’s largest LGBT civil rights group on Dec. 14 responded to the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign, said, “The entire HRC family mourns today’s horrific tragedy in Newtown. We extend condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims as well as to the entire state of Connecticut which is still reeling from this senseless act violence. We note with sadness that it was less than a week since two innocent lives were lost at a mall in Oregon, and we offer our well-wishes and support to law enforcement officials investigating these truly heinous crimes.”
The Associated Press was reporting that 28 people were killed at the elementary school, including the gunman, and one person died at another scene. The dead at the school include 20 children.
The news service said the gunman blasted his way through the building as young students hid in classrooms while their teachers and classmates were shot.
The gunman killed himself.