NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A panel will decide on Thursday how to use a large portion of the $11.4 million donated to the Newtown community in the wake of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Most of the money will go to the families of the 26 people killed in the shooting, reported WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau.
The distinguished panel is headed by Alan Nevice, a now-retired federal judge, who said Thursday’s meeting will decide how to allocate 70 percent of the funds. Each of the families who lost a family member in the massacre will get an even share of the money.
“We could never, ever try to make different distributions,” he said. “It’s impossible.”