Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of Governor Bob McDonnell
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 8, 2011
Contact: Jeff Caldwell
Phone: (804) 225-4260
Statement of Governor Bob McDonnell on the Tragedy at Virginia Tech
RICHMOND – Governor McDonnell issued the following statement following the shooting at Virginia Tech.
am deeply saddened by today's news of another tragedy affecting the
Virginia Tech community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families
of those impacted by these shootings. Since this news first broke we
have been monitoring the situation closely and I have made available all
requested state resources to Virginia Tech, including the Virginia
State Police. I have also spoken to Virginia Tech President Charles
Steger earlier this afternoon.
want to thank the multiple law enforcement agencies and all of the
officers for their speedy response and focus during this difficult time.
I also want to commend Virginia Tech leadership, students, faculty and
staff who cooperated to efficiently respond to this emergency.
we will await the completion of the initial investigation of this
incident before commenting further, I want to again offer our continued
support to all of those impacted by this tragedy. Virginia Tech is a
university of great resolve, and I have no doubt that the students,
alumni and faculty of this proud institution will emerge from this sad
day stronger and more united than ever before. There will continue to
be needs in the days ahead as we move forward from this situation and I
will ensure that those needs are met completely and fully by the