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Rep. John Lewis statement on McNair Academy shooting

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Rep. John Lewis on McNair Academy Shooting:

"I am deeply disturbed by the shooting at McNair Learning Academy. As a society, we must find a way to deal with the fact that there is too much violence on our city streets. Somehow and some way we must convey the message to young and old that violence is not an effective way to solve human problems. And when we come to that understanding as a nation, this nightmare will end.

"Until that time, my thoughts and prayers are with those who have been terrorized by this incident, even some children attending school for the first time this August. The law enforcement officers of Dekalb County, McNair Academy school personnel, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Georgia state troopers and all officials involved deserve our thanks and highest praise for securing a very dangerous situation so that no child or adult was physically injured. Their primary concern was for the safety of the children, and they successfully protected them from greater harm."

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