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Newtown School Shooting


New Connecticut school on massacre site blends safety and nature

NEWTOWN, Conn. When the children of Newtown, Connecticut, report to the new Sandy Hook Elementary School next month, they will enter a building carefully designed to protect them from the unthinkable. | Video


On December 14, 2012, a gunman opened fire on Sandy Hook Elementary School, leaving 26 dead, including 20 young children. Reuters photographers share their experience covering the story that devastated Newtown, Connecticut and the rest of the country.   Video 

Audio: 911 recordings from Sandy Hook shooting

Oregon sheriff who opposes gun control thrust into spotlight

About a month after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shootings, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin in Oregon posted a video on his Facebook page from conspiracy theorists who said the event might have been a hoax. A few days later, he wrote to Vice President Joe Biden, telling him to stay away from gun control.

U.S., Facebook Oct 02 2015

Teacher who hid students during Newtown shooting writes book

NEWTOWN, Conn. The Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher who saved 15 first-grade students during one of America's worst mass shootings has written a book about the experience, hoping it will inspire readers to stay positive through life's worst challenges.

Entertainment, U.S., Sep 25 2015

Judge OKs settlement with families of Newtown massacre victims

BETHEL, Conn. A Connecticut judge on Thursday approved the largest portion yet of a settlement in which the estate of the mother of the gunman who carried out a 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary school will pay out $1.5 million to families of 16 victims.

U.S., Aug 13 2015

Families of Newtown massacre victims in $1.5 million settlement

MILFORD, Conn. The families of 14 people killed in the 2012 massacre at Connecticut's Sandy Hook Elementary School, and two survivors reached a $1.5 million legal settlement on Monday against the gunman's mother's estate, according to court records.

U.S., Aug 03 2015

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Lynn and Christopher McDonnell, the parents of seven-year-old Grace McDonnell, grieve near Sandy Hook Elementary after learning their daughter was one of 20 school children and six adults killed after a gunman opened fire inside the school in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012.  A heavily armed gunman opened fire on school children and staff at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing at least 26 people, including 20 children, in the latest in a series of shooting rampages that have tormented the United States this year.     REUTERS/Adrees Latif   (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW EDUCATION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTR3BKZQ

Remembering Newtown

Mourning the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting.  Slideshow 

U.S. President Barack Obama looks on after speaking at a vigil held at Newtown High School for families of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut December 16, 2012. Obama on Sunday consoled the Connecticut town shattered by the massacre of 20 young schoolchildren, lauding residents' courage in the face of tragedy and saying the United States was not doing enough to protect its children REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW EDUCATION) - RTR3BNWA

Obama to Newtown: 'You are not alone'

President Barack Obama attended a vigil honoring the victims of the violent school shooting in Connecticut.   Video 

Nelba Marquez Greene (R), her husband Jimmy Green, and her mother Elba Marquez, grieve over the loss of their daughter Ana Grace Marquez Green (in photo) at the launch of the Sandy Hook Promise in Newtown, Connecticut January, 14, 2013.  REUTERS/Gary He/Insider Images

Searching for answers in Newtown

A month after the massacre in Newtown, families launch Sandy Hook Promise in effort to curb gun violence.   Video 

People hold signs memorializing Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 26 children and adults were killed in a mass shooting in December, as they participate in the March on Washington for Gun Control on the National Mall in Washington, January 26, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) - RTR3D02N

Newtown families join gun control march

Residents of the Connecticut town join a march in Washington D.C. to support gun control.   Video