A local firefighter’s effort to help families in Newtown, Conn., has paid off in a big way.
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.
Officials in Newtown, Conn., are asking people to stop sending gifts to the grief-stricken community following the deadly school shooting, saying they’re deeply grateful but can’t handle the donation deluge.
Police officers from around the state took extra shifts to direct traffic, patrol the town and give police in Newtown a break.
Twenty small handprints have been added to the 252-foot anti-gun violence billboard along the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Following the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?
Many parents couldn’t help but feel anxious sending their children back to school after the shooting in Newtown.
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.
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.
The father of the gunman in the Connecticut school rampage says his family is saddened and struggling to make sense of what happened.
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