U.S. Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) issued the following statement today:
"Like all Americans, I am horrified and deeply saddened by the tragedy that took place earlier today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. To the people of Newtown and all the parents and families who are mourning loved ones today, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. In the face of such unspeakable violence, my hope is that the prayers of our entire nation will provide some comfort to the victims and their families."