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Statement from Congressman Denny Heck

Apr 27, 2015
Press Release

LACEY, Wash. – Below is a statement from Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) regarding the shooting incident at North Thurston High School:

“Earlier today, our community was stirred by gunfire at North Thurston High School. First and foremost, thank goodness everyone is physically unharmed. Second, I’d like to acknowledge the school staff, first responders, and everyone who followed the procedures in place for an emergency. I’d like to especially thank and recognize Brady Olson, for his quick-thinking and brave action. Our teachers are already heroes in their own right by what they do every day, and he went above and beyond to protect our kids.

“I understand the fear that now lingers after a scare like this, and it serves as a painful reminder that all too often, school shootings in our state and across the country have tragic consequences.

“The bottom line is every student deserves a safe and secure education.  I am thankful to everyone in schools, law enforcement, and the community that are dedicated to making that possible.”