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Sandy Hook Elementary School

New school to re-create the old for Newtown pupils

Monroe, Conn. (AP) — When the children who survived a shooting that killed 20 of their classmates return to school in a different building, they’ll find things just as they left them Friday, down to the water bottles and boxes of crayons on their desks.

12/19/2012

26 acts of kindness

To honor the fallen: 26 acts of kindness proposed

NEW YORK (AP) — A new movement has taken off to honor the 26 people killed at a school in Newtown, Conn. The campaign sparked from a question Ann Curry asked herself after Friday’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School: “What can I do?”

12/19/2012

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Hollywood struggles with gun violence after Newtown

Hollywood is struggling with how to handle gun violence in the wake of the Newtown shooting. Professor Robert Thompson, pop culture and TV expert from Syracuse University, talked about it with Maggie McKay and Paul Lowe. Listen to the interview here.

12/18/2012

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NRA promises to help prevent school shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Rifle Association is breaking its silence four days after the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. The nation’s largest gun rights organization made its first public statements Tues. after a self-imposed media blackout.

12/18/2012

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Deciding fate of massacre site can help healing

(AP) Whatever route is chosen, it will give families a measure of control over a situation in which they have had very little, said Dr. Louis Kraus, chief of child and adolescent psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center. Here’s what others have done.

12/17/2012

Firefighters pay their respects at a memorial for shooting victims near Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut (AP Photo)

Newtown holds the first funerals for the victims

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A grief-stricken Newtown began burying the littlest victims of the school massacre, starting with two 6-year-old boys — one of them a big football fan, the other a twin, whose sister survived the rampage.

12/17/2012

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Conn. gunman broke in, shot kids multiple times

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — The gunman behind the Connecticut elementary school massacre stormed into the building and shot 20 children at least twice with a high-powered rifle, executing some at close range and killing adults who tried to stop the carnage.

12/15/2012

Barack Obama tearful address

Obama will travel Sunday to Newtown, Conn.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will attend an interfaith memorial service Sunday in Newtown, Conn., the site of Friday’s deadly elementary school shooting.

12/15/2012

Woman talks on phone as she waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Connecticut (AP Photo)

Children describe terror as shooter kills 26

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – Schoolchildren and their parents are describing the scene at a Connecticut elementary school today, as teachers locked doors and ordered the children to huddle in the corner or hide in closets.

12/14/2012

Obama on shooting

Obama describes ‘overwhelming grief’

An emotional President Barack Obama wiped at tears as he mourned the killings of students and teachers at an elementary school in Newtown Connecticut on Friday. WATCH the video here.

12/14/2012

Teacher leads kids away from shooting

UPDATE: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – An official says 27 people are dead, including 18 children. Ambulances surrounded Sandy Hook Elementary School in western Connecticut and parents were running toward the building.

12/14/2012

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School shooting reported in Newtown, Conn.

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) – Connecticut State Police say they are assisting local police in Newtown amid reports of a shooting at an elementary school.

12/14/2012

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