Newtown School Shooting


Parents of Sandy Hook massacre victims say they get scant help from state

NEWTOWN Connecticut - Parents of two children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut said on Friday that state officials had failed to provide them adequate mental health care in the wake of one of America's worst mass shootings.


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

Virginia man with stolen Sandy Hook memorial signs is arrested

- A Virginia man who claims the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook School in Connecticut never took place has been arrested after stolen memorial signs for two 7-year-old victims were found in his home, police said.

U.S., 31 May 2014

Vandals hit playgrounds honoring Connecticut school massacre victims

MYSTIC, Connecticut - A playground honoring a 7-year-old victim of the Sandy Hook School massacre in Connecticut was vandalized by a man who told the girl's mother in a phone call just days before Mother's Day that the shootings were a "hoax" and her daughter never existed, authorities said on Wednesday.

U.S., 14 May 2014

Judge upholds Connecticut gun control law passed after Newtown shootings

- A federal judge on Thursday upheld Connecticut's tough gun control law that was passed in the wake of the deadly 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

U.S., 30 Jan 2014

Connecticut school design should stress security after Newtown: expert

HARTFORD, Connecticut - The 2012 massacre of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School illustrated how vulnerable Connecticut's older school buildings are, a security expert told a panel tasked with reviewing the shooting.

U.S., 10 Jan 2014

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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