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Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the Tragedy in Oklahoma

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U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on the tragic loss of life in Oklahoma:

"I offer my deepest condolences to the families who lost loved ones because of the severe weather that has swept through Oklahoma. I commend the courageous efforts of first responders, including the teachers and educators, working on-site to respond to this tragedy. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Department are with the people of Oklahoma."