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Congressman Joe Neguse Statement on Highlands Ranch School Shooting

May 8, 2019
Press Release

Washington D.C.— Following the school shooting at the STEM school in Highlands Ranch, yesterday, Congressman Joe Neguse released the following statement:

“Andrea and I are completely heartbroken by yesterday’s events at the STEM School in Highlands Ranch. Not a day goes by when our world is not shattered by yet another senseless act of gun violence.

Yesterday’s tragedy hit particularly close to home for my family. I grew up in Highlands Ranch and much of my family lives there, including my 5-year old niece, who is a student at the STEM school. I am so grateful to her teachers and law enforcement for keeping her safe, and my wife and I are praying for the victims.

While I am beyond grateful that my niece is safe, I'm heartbroken for the parents and students impacted by yesterday’s incident, and angry that gun violence has yet again struck our community. No parent should ever have to receive the type of call that so many parents received yesterday, and no child should have to be marched out of their classroom, hide under their desk or be afraid of gunshots in their school.  

The bottom line is this: Enough is enough. We must act now to enact real reform to our nation's gun laws. This has to stop, and we simply cannot wait any longer to end this epidemic.”