Brownback Urges Moment of Silence for Sandy Hook

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansans to observe a moment of silence Friday for the victims of the school massacre in Newtown, Conn.

Brownback and governors across the country are calling for people to pause and reflect at 9:30 a.m. in local time zones. That’s the hour of the shooting last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The gunman killed 20 first-graders and six adults before committing suicide. He also killed his mother at their home.

Brownback described the crime as “senseless” in a news release Wednesday. He says that the state’s “hearts and prayers are with everyone in Newtown.”