President Obama has just wrapped up his statements on the terrible tragedy that took place in Newtown, Connecticut this afternoon. A mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school has left upwards of 30 people dead, a majority of them children.
The President fought back tears as he expressed his sadness at the loss of life that occurred today.
"Our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these children and the families of the adults we lost. As a country, we have been through this too many times. This evening Michelle and I will do whah every parent in America will do - hug our children a little tighter and tell them that we love them. There are families in Connecticut that cannot do that tonight and they need all of us tonight. May god bless the memory of the victims and in the words of scripture heal the broken hearted and bind up their wounds," said the President as he closed his remarks.
Watch his entire statement below: