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For Immediate Release 03.01.2021

Governor Hutchinson Issues Statement on the Watson Chapel School Shooting

LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson issued the following statement on the death of the 15-year-old student who was shot Monday at Watson Chapel Junior High in Pine Bluff.

“My heart broke when I learned that the victim of this shooting had died,” Governor Hutchinson said today. “This terrible act of violence has deprived a young man of his future and his parents of their dreams for their son. We must redouble our efforts to ensure that our children are safe at school. I encourage you to comfort your children in the coming days as we try to make sense of this.” 

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