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Quaker Valley Issues Statement on Connecticut School Shooting

Superintendent Joseph Clapper urges students and parents to share threatening or troubling information with teachers, counselors, principals or law enforcement officials they feel comfortable speaking with.

Friday's school shooting that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, at a Connecticut elementary school has many people focused on school safety and law enforcement response.

Quaker Valley School District released a statement about today's tragic shooting that happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. a town of about 28,000 people an hour outside of Stamford.

"The details are still unfolding and will continue to be reported for the next several days and, likely, weeks. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire community in Newtown, Conn., which has suffered a great loss," Superintendent Joseph Clapper said in a statement.

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At Quaker Valley,  Clapper said students and parents are urged to share threatening or troubling information with teachers, counselors, principals or any school or law enforcement official with whom they feel comfortable.

Anyone wishing to make an anonymous report, can call the school district's tipline at 412-749-3633.

Parents are also asked to watch their children carefully for any indications that they may be struggling emotionally. Quaker Valley's school counselors are also available to help students and parents.

To read the full statement, click here.

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