"Both teachers got shot but the second one, the one who got saved, even though she got shot she had the presence of mind to pull the fire alarm and save other lives," he said.
U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany, a Republican from Lafayette, echoed the governor's sentiment, saying "I'm saddened at the terrible loss of life represented in tonight's tragic shooting at a movie theater in my hometown of Lafayette."
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