SC governor plans moment of silence for Conn. shooting victims

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Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley is asking South Carolina residents to observe a moment of silence in honor of the victims of the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

The moment of silence will happen on Friday at 9:30 a.m. Connecticut Gov. Daniel Malloy asked all the states to consider observing a moment of silence.

"Like families across our state and nation, we were heartbroken by the tragedy that took so many innocent lives in the Town of Newtown," said Haley in a news release. "We ask the people of our state join us in a moment of silence as we lift up the families of the fallen in prayer, hug our children a bit tighter and give thanks to our teachers for the selfless service they provide day in and day out."

The shooter, Adam Lanza, killed 26 people -- 20 students and six adults -- before taking his own life at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday. Lanza also killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, inside their home.




 
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