Statement from Leon County Chairwoman Mary Ann Lindley: “Like many in our community, I awakened to the tragic news of the shooting on Florida State University's campus. On behalf of the Leon County Board of County Commissioners
and all the employees in Leon County Government, I send our love, positive thoughts, and prayers to the family of the students affected and the strong FSU family of which they are a part. Our hearts are heavy. This is our community; one. Words are not enough, so we stand ready to assist and support President Thrasher, the FSU administration, and the FSU family in any way we can; respecting the moment, healing together, and preparing to move forward.”
Statement from former Congressman Steve Southerland: “My sincerest thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of this morning’s tragic and senseless shooting on FSU’s campus. During this difficult time, I join the entire FSU community in offering my unwavering support to the victims and their families. As we await further details on the tragedy, I’d also like to express my deep appreciation to the FSU police and local paramedics for their quick and decisive response.”
Statement from North Florida Congresswoman Gwen Graham: "My heart goes out to all FSU students, families, and staff. All Floridians will be keeping the FSU community in our thoughts and prayers as we mourn this senseless tragedy.
"Today, our FSU family and all Floridians should take a moment to pray for the victims and their families for a full and speedy recovery. And we need to thank the FSU and Tallahassee Police Departments, whose officers acted so swiftly to stop the gunman before more innocent people were hurt."