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Statement of Laurel Bellows, President, American Bar Association Re: The Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Statement of Laurel Bellows, President, American Bar Association Re: The Tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School

By Matthew (Matt) Stegen

Washington, DC, Dec. 14, 2012 — The terrible violence today at a Connecticut elementary school is every parent’s worst fear and a painful shock for our country. Our schools must be havens for children. The American Bar Association extends our profound sympathy to the victims and families touched by the tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

(Media contact: Robert.Boisseau@americanbar.org)

Please click here for a biography and photo of Laurel G. Bellows, president of the American Bar Association.

With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is the largest voluntary professional membership organization in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.

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