The people of Newtown, Conn., the site of Friday’s school shooting that left 27 people dead, including 20 children, are on the minds of many Americans. Milton is no exception with flags at half mast and Milton officials releasing statements of condolence.
The following statement was posted on the Milton Police Department’s Facebook page on Friday evening.
“Tonight, our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and citizens of Newtown Conn. For them, this morning began just as it did for each of us. It ended in a manner that no one will ever forget. The men and women of the MPD realize every day how complex society is, but this atrocity extends beyond words. Please keep the victims in your prayers and take a moment to hug and love your own children. We also ask that you keep remember the Newtown police officers and investigators, all parents themselves, who will spend tonight processing the most unimaginable of crime scenes.”
Superintendent Mary Gormley also made a statement on the tragedy and provided Milton parents with resources to discuss the Newtown shooting with their children.
Flags in Milton, and in the rest of the country, will remain at half mast until sunset on Tuesday, December 18, per an order from President Barack Obama,