Sen. John McCoy, D-Tulalip, issued the statement below following a shooting Friday morning at Marysville-Pilchuck High School:

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the students, faculty and families of Marysville-Pilchuck High School on Friday.

“It saddens and angers me greatly every time one of these heartbreaking tragedies takes place but I know that our community is strong and will recover from this with the passage of time.

“We will recover, but we will never forget the victims of today’s terrible violence.

“These scenes are all too familiar throughout our country. It is our job as legislators to do whatever is necessary to help our schools and police prevent tragedies like these in the future.”