IDP Chair Rita Hart Issues Statement on Perry School Shooting

Today, Rita Hart, chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, released the following statement regarding the tragic school shooting in Perry:

“I am so sad and so sorry that the Perry community is living this nightmare that has happened far too often across our country.

Our schools have always been places of hope and support, where students go to learn new skills and gain the experiences that lead them to future success. Our students should be able to focus on creating brighter futures for themselves while they are in their classrooms, not looking for escape routes, hiding places, or fearing for their safety.

The Perry community deserves better. Iowa deserves better.”