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Statement from Rep. Howard on the shooting at South Education Center

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

St. Paul, MN - Today, following confirmed reports of a shooting that took place outside of South Education Center in Richfield, claiming the life of one student and injuring another, State Representative Michael Howard (DFL - Richfield) released the following statement:

“This is the horrific news that no parent deserves to hear and every parent dreads. Our hearts are with the victims, their families, and all of the students, teachers, and staff in our community.  

“I am grateful for the law enforcement, EMT officials, and others who responded immediately to this tragedy and I am in communication with our local leaders about this ongoing investigation.  

“As our community wrestles with this trauma, please send your love and reflect on how we can together heal and end the cycle of gun violence and grief.”