Paramus Mayor Richard Labarbiera posted on Facebook this morning thanking for the outpouring of support from around the country and asking for thoughts and prayers for the victims’ families.
“As we start a new day and come to grips with the events of yesterday our focus remains on:
1. the victims and their families
2. our students and faculty
3. our community
I know many are trying to reach out to offer assistance and ask that you contact my administrative assistant Patty Smith at 201-265-2100 x2212.
Thank you to all from around the country for their outpouring of support, all the emergency personnel that assisted yesterday, our teachers and school staff, and of course the medical staffs at the many different hospitals where the injured were taken to and remain under their care.
Things like this are simply not supposed to happen and many lives and our community are forever changed. We are mourning those that we lost and doing everything in our power to help those injured.
For all those that have asked "what can I do?", please keep the victims and their families in your thoughts and prayers. #paramusstrong”