“Today, Iowa weeps with the nation at the news of the tragic school shootings in Connecticut. Our hearts break with the survivors, families, and community affected by this horrific event and the unimaginable pain they must be feeling.
“The images and details of today’s tragedy will generate fear and questions. The children who attend Iowa’s schools are surrounded by professionals who care deeply about the welfare of their students. They understand that all children deserve to learn and grow in a safe school environment.”