News release

Nova Scotia Schools Express Sympathy for Sandy Hook

Nova Scotia schools are flying their flags at half-mast today, Dec. 17, in sympathy for the families of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and as a show of respect to the people of Newtown and the state of Connecticut after the tragic events of Dec. 14.

Premier Darrell Dexter sent sympathies to Governor Dannel Malloy on behalf of Nova Scotia and offered any support or assistance required by the state.

"On behalf of all Nova Scotians, I want to extend our deepest condolences on the incredible tragedy," said Premier Dexter in a letter to the governor. "Our hearts go out to the victims, their families, the community of Newtown and all the people of Connecticut who undoubtedly are still trying to come to terms with this shocking and unthinkable act."

Education Minister Ramona Jennex has sent a message to the Connecticut Commissioner of Education expressing heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.

"Our thoughts go out to the families and the people of Newtown as they deal with this unfathomable tragedy," said Ms. Jennex.

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Nova Scotia schools are flying their flags at half-mast today (December 17th) in sympathy for the families of students and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School and to the people of Newtown and the state of Connecticut after the tragic events of Friday, December 14th.

Premier Darrell Dexter and Education Minister Ramona Jennex have sent messages to Governor Dannel Malloy and the Connecticut Commissioner of Education expressing heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims. -30–

Media Contacts:

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