Sandy Hook Elementary School
Last fall, Bob and Michele Gay were living in Newtown, Connecticut and planning a move to Massachusetts. Their daughter Josephine was one of the children cruelly taken in the first grade classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
More than two dozen SWAT team members descended on Silver Lake Regional Middle and High Schools. It was only after it was complete, though, that everyone knew for sure it was only a drill.
Newtown residents are divided on what to do with the school building where 26 people were killed, with some favoring demolition and construction of a memorial and others encouraging renovations.
An open house is being held Wednesday at a repurposed school for students who attended Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown.
Sandy Hook students have not attended school since a gunman killed 20 of their schoolmates and six adults on Dec. 14. They are slated to return to a different school next Thursday.
Police officers from around the state took extra shifts to direct traffic, patrol the town and give police in Newtown a break.
The funerals for the victims of a Connecticut elementary school shooting are wrapping up after a wrenching week of farewells in Newtown.
The chiming of bells reverberated throughout Newtown on Friday, commemorating one week since 20 children and six adults were killed in a massacre that has shaken the community — and the nation — to its core.
It’s remarkable that just an hour’s drive from one of the largest cities in the world, Newtown has maintained a ‘small town’ feel.
For a third straight day Wednesday, funeral processions rolled through a grieving Connecticut town trying to make sense of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six adults in an elementary school.