On Politics: Moment of silence Friday for school shooting victims

2012-12-20T15:30:00Z On Politics: Moment of silence Friday for school shooting victimsDEE J. HALL | Wisconsin State Journal | dhall@madison.com | 608-252-6132 madison.com

Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday proclaimed a moment of silence Friday for  the 20 children and six educators shot to death last week at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.

The moment of silence is to be observed at 9:30 a.m. Friday.

Walker said he was responding to the decision by Connecticut's governor to establish a statewide day of mourning Friday.

"This is also a moment to honor the bravery of Sandy Hook Elementary staff and the first responders," the governor said.

Walker is asking churches and government buildings with bells to ring them 26 times to honor the victims. Two other people died in the massacre, including the shooter and his mother, who was killed with one of her own guns in her Newtown home.

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