2012 Press Releases

For Immediate Release: December 14, 2012

Contact: Keith Hovis, MDE 651-308-2252 or keith.hovis@state.mn.us

Statement from Commissioner Cassellius

ROSEVILLE - Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius released the following statement regarding the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut:

"Today, innocent children and educators lost their lives in an unspeakable tragedy. When we send our children to school, we expect they will be safe and secure. Nothing is worse than when our confidence is shaken and the safety of a child is put into question. Our hearts go out to the Newtown community as they begin the long process of healing in the days, weeks and months to come."