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Statement from Education Secretary Arne Duncan on the Perry Hall High School Shooting

Press Office, (202) 401-1576,

"My thoughts are with the Perry Hall High School community—students, families and faculty—in this difficult time.

"Gun violence has no place anywhere, least of all in our nation's schools. I'd like to thank the local educators and law enforcement personnel who took action to help prevent additional students from getting hurt.

"I recently had the chance to visit with Principal George Roberts and the teachers at Perry Hall. I know that both he and Superintendent Dance are committed to keeping students safe and learning, and we stand ready to support them in that work."