Cranston's Mayor Allan W. Fung and the Superintendent of Schools, Judith Lundsten, issued a rare joint statement today to offer condolences to the family of Dylan Hockley, a 6-year-old who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting last week.
Hockley's grandparents live in Cranston.
Here are their words in their entirety:
From Mayor Allan W. Fung:
“First and foremost I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the incident in Newtown. This morning, I learned Henry and Theresa Moretti of Cranston lost a grandson in that tragic event. I want to extend my deepest sympathy to them during this difficult time and I want to offer them the support of the City of Cranston. Our hearts are with you and we share in your pain.
I also want to reassure the residents of Cranston that my administration is working closely with the School department and Superintendent Lundsten to provide appropriate support services to help our children and staff so that they can cope with the senseless tragedy in Newtown.”
From Superintendent Lundsten:
“Today the administrators, teachers and staff of Cranston Public Schools have a heavy heart as we reflect on the tragedy in Newtown. We extend our deepest sympathy to the families, friends, colleagues of Sandy Hook Elementary as well as the entire Newtown community during this difficult time. Over the weekend and today, the school administration and the city administration have worked together and will continue to work collaboratively to ensure the safety of our children. Dr. Lundsten further stated families took a leap of faith this morning as they walked their children into school or put their children on the school bus. Rest assured we will be as diligent as we have always been in securing the safety of our students and staff. As a community, we will continue to support and assist our students and our staff during this most challenging time.”