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Condolences, again, from Indiana lawmakers in wake of Texas tragedy

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun responds to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
U.S. Sen. Mike Braun responds to the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas.(Twitter)
Published: May. 24, 2022 at 6:58 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Some members of Indiana’s DC delegation took to social media in the hours after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school to offer their condolences -- a now-familiar follow-up to outbreaks of extreme violence in the United States.

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun tweeted:

Horrified by the senseless murder of 14 children and a teacher in Texas. My heart is with the parents and the community bearing this unimaginable anguish.

RELATED: 14 students, teacher killed in shooting at Uvalde, Texas, elementary school

U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski said she was devastated by the news.

As we learn more about today’s senseless attack in Uvalde, Texas, I am devastated for the children, families, and community members who are grieving. Violence has no place in our nation’s schools - or anywhere else. We must work together to protect our kids.

And U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, whose Indianapolis area district saw a gunman kill eight FedEx workers last year, shared the following:

I am heartbroken by this horrific act of violence and praying for every victim. A nation that witnesses multiple shootings at elementary schools and doesn’t change its gun laws is a nation that has lost its way. We must enact life saving reforms immediately.

Gov. Eric Holcomb is directing flags in the State of Indiana to be flown at half-staff to honor and remember the victims of the horrific tragedy in Uvalde. Per President Biden’s order, flags should be flown at half-staff immediately until sunset on Saturday, May 28. Holcomb is asking businesses and residents in Indiana to lower their flags.

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