"My thoughts and prayers tonight are with the students, parents, and their families. I know how stressful this situation was for them today, and I understand that counselors will be available on-site at Brashear tomorrow.
I will make sure that we continue to do everything we can as a city to maintain a safe environment for our children, whether in our schools or neighborhoods."
-- Pittsburgh Mayor-elect Bill Peduto
"In the days and weeks to come, we'll have a broader conversation about what this all means and how we can come together and have this make the community come together and not go further apart."
-- City Councilwoman Natalia Rudiak, who district includes the Brashear neighborhood
"In the wake of today's shootings, we are reminded that it takes all of us -- teachers and staff, parents, students, clergy, police, administrators and youth organizations -- to help children resolve problems without violence and to make sure they are safe in school and as the travel to and from school."
-- Nina Esposito-Visgitis, president of the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers
"We are taking this matter seriously and focusing on the safety of our students. Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims."
-- Linda Lane, superintendent, Pittsburgh Public Schools
"The Corbetts' thoughts and prayers go out to the families and the community of those affected. The governor has directed state agencies and resources to provide the necessary assistance as needed by the Pittsburgh police department and the community."
-- Statement from Gov. Tom Corbett and first lady Susan Corbett
Here is what some public officials had to say after the shootings near Brashear High School in Beechview:
Reaction to the shootings in Beechview yesterday was swift and strong.