Barack Obama's statement on the VT tragedy
"Today, we are a grieving and shocked nation. Violence has once again taken too many young people from this world. In Blacksburg, they were daughters. They were sons. They were our nation's new leaders. We mourn them. We will miss them, and we pray for their families and the injured fighting for their lives."
Barack Obama, Barack Obama's statement on the VT tragedy Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/291132