WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Tom Udall released the following statement on the shooting at Aztec High School:
“Words can’t express the sadness and shock we all feel at news of another school shooting in our own backyard. My thoughts are with the students and faculty at Aztec High School along with their families, the first responders on the scene, and the community at large. All of New Mexico stands with the Aztec community as they begin to heal.
“All of us are asking why and how this senseless tragedy happened, and we know that answers will emerge over the course of the investigation. But we can’t ignore one truth: gun violence is not inevitable. We owe it to our children and our communities to come together and take sensible actions to stop it from happening.”