Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he is 'devastated and saddened' by school shooting

Posted at 8:55 PM, Feb 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 04:33:40-05

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says he is "devastated and saddened" by the deadly shooting attack on a high school in his state.

The Republican senator says he remains ready to assist state and local officials and "anyone impacted by this horrible tragedy." He also said in his statement Wednesday that he hopes authorities can find out in coming hours and days more about why and how the killer "carried out this carnage."

Meanwhile, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz of Florida has also issued condolences. She called the attack in Parkland, Florida, "another senseless school shooting ... this time in our community."