Arapahoe High School shooting reactions and statements

CENTENNIAL, Colo. - Colorado leaders are sharing their sympathies and reactions following the shooting at Arapahoe High school.

--Gov. John Hickenlooper:

"This is an unspeakable horror and something no child, no family should have to endure. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Arapahoe High School community and those affected by this senseless act of violence. We thank law enforcement and first responders for their swift work. All of Colorado is with you."

--Sen. Mark Udall tweeted:

"My thoughts & prayers go out to the victims of the #ArapahoeHighSchool shooting & the first responders." And "Will be in close contact w/ law enforcement & local leaders to ensure they have any necessary federal resource."

-- Sen. Michael Bennett:

"Our hearts are with all the students and families of the Arapahoe High School community, as well as the brave first responders who helped secure student safety. No parent ever wants to look up at their TV screen in the middle of the day to see their children’s school being evacuated because of a shooting. It’s a gut-wrenching experience that no parent should have to endure. Unfortunately, it is also one that Coloradans are all too familiar with."

-- Rep. Diana DeGette:

"Our Colorado community has once again been shaken by yet another needless and horrific act of violence. My family and I send our thoughts and prayers to the victims, the Arapahoe High School community, and our brave first responders. In the coming days and weeks, the Arapahoe High School community will have all of our full support.  This has got to stop."

-- Rep. Ed Perlmutter tweeted:

"Thoughts and prayers with #ArapahoeHigh"

-- Denver Mayor Michael Hancock tweeted:

"Thoughts & prayers w/ students, parents & faculty @ #ArapahoeHighSchool. Wishes 4 a full recovery 4 the victims, grateful to 1st responders!"

-- Former Colorado House Speaker Terrance Carroll tweeted:

"Thoughts and prayers with Arapahoe High School."

--Tim Makris, Executive Director of Sandy Hook Promise, the non-profit organization created by community members of Newtown, CT:

“We were horrified to hear today of a school shooting at Arapahoe High School in Colorado, just one day before the one-year mark of the Sandy Hook shootings.  Tragically, this shooting marks the 25th school shooting in the one year since December 14.  Our hearts are with all the families of Arapahoe High School today.  It's time to start a new conversation to protect our children. "

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