The Old South Church of Boston held a peaceful and quiet vigil for the victims of the massacre in Newtown, Conn.
In Boston, school officials are taking steps to prepare for the opening of school on Monday.
For President Barack Obama, it was another sorrowful visit to another grieving community full of broken hearts from unimaginable violence.
Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley says the Connecticut school shootings are “a tragedy of almost Biblical proportion,” and is calling for tighter gun control and better care for the mentally ill.
Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass shootings in the United States.
Funerals for three of the Connecticut school shooting victims are being planned for Monday and Tuesday.
After the gunfire ended Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the trail of loss was more than many could bear: 20 students and six adults at the school, the gunman’s mother at home, and the gunman himself.
The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother four times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said Sunday as details emerged suggesting that Adam Lanza had planned an even more gruesome massacre but was stopped short.
The New England Patriots are planning to honor the victims of the Newtown Conn. shooting before Sunday night’s game.
A worker who turned on the intercom, alerting others in the building that something was very wrong. A custodian who risked his life by running through the halls warning of danger. A clerk who led 18 children on their hands and knees to safety, then gave them paper and crayons to keep them calm and quiet.