The following statement by First Selectman Bill Brennan was posted on the town of Wilton's official Web site:
“The community of Wilton’s hearts, thoughts and prayers are with our neighbors and friends in Newtown. Wilton sadly grieves with all the families who have suffered this unimaginable and tragic loss and we have conveyed our community’s heartfelt condolences to Newtown’s officials and all the citizens of this community. We have also offered every assistance to Newtown during this enormous municipal crisis.
The Wilton Police Department and neighboring town’s police departments have been assisting Newtown officials by supporting their additional needs for police officers during this period of turmoil and intense global media focus. Town government has also been working closely with Wilton School officials and arrangements have been made to have a police presence at every school in Wilton, including Our Lady of Fatima and Montessori Schools, when schools open on Monday, December 17, 2012.
Wilton’s religious community has also been holding and scheduling services in memory of the innocent victims of the Newtown tragedy.
A number of plans are also being developed to support the families who have lost children and to comfort all the children of Newtown.
The following is one such effort:
- New, unused Teddy bears are being collected to provide a teddy bear to each child from the Sandy Hook School and other children affected (siblings, etc.) to bring a smile to their face, and ease their pain just a little… If you wish to assist, Teddy bears may be dropped off at the homes of Diane Kuczo (52 Erdmann Lane) or Lillian Cook, (6 Hunting Ridge Lane). Delivery of the Teddy bears will be coordinated with various Newtown officials and local agencies.
As more information is developed, the Town’s web site will be updated immediately. Please check back and visit the school district’s website for the latest information. Thank you.”