Expressions of sympathy following school shooting

Dec. 20, 2012 @ 02:11 PM

The Town of Chapel Hill has received inquiries from the public wishing to express their sympathy and support for those affected by the tragic shooting in Newtown, Conn.
A member of the Town’s legal staff with the Chapel Hill Police Department, Matt Sullivan, lost his 6-year-old niece, Catherine Violet Hubbard, on Dec. 14 at the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting. The family has asked their privacy be respected during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Newtown Animal Center, PO Box 475, Newtown CT 06470. Donations can also be processed online: http://www.theanimalcenter.org/donate.htm.
“We send our love and support to Matt and his family,” said Mayor Mark Kleinschmidt. “We hope this family and the entire community of Newtown finds peace and comfort in time.”
Town Manager Roger L. Stancil sent an email message to all town employees on Monday, notifying them of Sullivan’s and his family’s loss.