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Utah leaders react to tragic Texas school shooting
May 24, 2022, 9:09 PM | Updated: May 25, 2022, 7:07 am
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SALT LAKE CITY — The tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas Tuesday that left at least 21 people dead, had many Utah leaders going to social media to share their emotions and thoughts on the tragic event.
In a press conference Tuesday evening, Texas authorities announced 19 children were among those who had passed away Tuesday. President Biden spoke to the nation asking for more to be done to end the violence.
In Utah, Utah Gov. Spencer Cox ordered flags at all state facilities be lowered through Saturday.
Utah leaders respond to Texas school shooting
— Utah Gov. Spencer J. Cox (@GovCox) May 24, 2022
Grief overwhelms the soul. Children slaughtered. Lives extinguished. Parents’ hearts wrenched. Incomprehensible. I offer prayer and condolence but know that it is grossly inadequate. We must find answers.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) May 24, 2022
My heart breaks at the tragic news from Texas today. I pray for the victims, their families, and for our nation at this difficult time.
— Mike Lee (@SenMikeLee) May 24, 2022
Heartbroken for the entire Uvalde community. This was a senseless act of pure evil, and my prayers are with the families of these precious, innocent souls. As a father and grandfather, I cannot imagine the devastation they are feeling this moment.
— Burgess Owens (@BurgessOwens) May 24, 2022
My heart goes out to the families of those killed in Uvalde, Texas today. As a mother of three children, I can’t imagine the sorrow and anguish too many parents have suffered through as a result of gun violence.
— Mayor Erin Mendenhall (@slcmayor) May 25, 2022
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