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Note to correspondents - Secretary-General on murders in Connecticut

New York, 14 December 2012

The Secretary-General has written to Governor Dan Malloy of Connecticut to express his deepest condolences at the shocking murders at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The Secretary-General said that the targeting of children is heinous and unthinkable, and extended his thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims and with all others traumatized by this horrendous crime.