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      CofC President comments on Connecticut Shooting Tragedy

      CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) - The College of Charleston President George Benson offered his deepest sympathies Monday, on behalf of students of the College, to the Newtown Community.

      The statement reads as follows:

      The College of Charleston community offers its deepest sympathies and condolences to those affected by the senseless killings in Newtown, Connecticut.

      Together, we mourn the loss of the 20 innocent children and six brave staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For our students, alumni, employees, and friends with ties to Connecticut, please know that, in this painful moment, we are all Connecticuters.

      Members of the College of Charleston community who would like to help the Newtown community, please consider making a donation to the United Way of Western Connecticut:

      Sandy Hook School Support Fundc/o Newtown Savings Bank39 Main StreetNewtown CT 06470

      Find additional donation information here or at 800-461-0672.

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