"This is a horrifying tragedy for the entire nation. We pray for and grieve with the families and friends of the victims, innocent children and school personnel carrying out a school day just like any other day. I would like to offer my gratitude for the law enforcement officers and emergency personnel who responded promptly and aggressively. Their actions led to the capture of the suspect and undoubtedly saved many lives.

Finally, although it is early in the investigation into this incident, I do not believe it is too early for policy makers to have conversations about how to improve both our gun laws and the treatment of those suffering from mental illness. In the past, I have supported common sense efforts, such as banning bump stocks, that have broad bipartisan support. I stand ready to act on this and other legislation that may make a difference."


CONTACT: Shawn Millan (610) 770-3490