An uproar of criticism has erupted following the release of a new online video game that allows players to re-enact the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre in Newtown, Conn.
Twelve people were sworn in Monday evening as members of the commission that will evaluate whether, how and where a permanent memorial should be built. The town has received many proposals, but the process is expected to take years.
Hundreds of children at the school that day survived the shooting, but the horrors have been especially difficult to overcome.
The state Freedom of Information Commission on Wednesday ruled unanimously in favor of The Associated Press, which sought access to records withheld by investigators.
After the Dec. 14 massacre at Newtown, Cerberus Capital Management said it would sell Freedom Group, the company that makes the Bushmaster .223 rifle used in the rampage.
The full nine-member Freedom of Information Commission is holding a hearing Wednesday afternoon before issuing its final decision.
The Sandy Hook Elementary School students are being bussed to the neighboring town of Monroe, where a former middle school was renovated for them shortly after the shootings.
Enfield Police Chief Carl Sferrazza said each retired officer has decades of police experience and was given a physical and psychological exam before being hired as school security.
Connecticut House Speaker Brendan Sharkey said the popular video game, “Call Of Duty,” features the Bushmaster AR-15 semi-automatic rifle – the same assault weapon used by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook assacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.
Nearly seven months after the Newtown elementary school massacre, investigators have continued to piece together how police responded.
Beginning Monday, people can begin applying for new credentials to purchase long guns and ammunition. Such credentials will eventually be required to buy ammo, rifles and shot guns.
Two mothers whose children survived the attack came up with the idea after each had their nails painted green at a local salon as a way to cope with their grief.
The toxicology tests were conducted as part of Adam Lanza’s autopsy by Connecticut’s chief medical examiner.
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society said it chose the slain educators to receive its Citizen Honors Medal, the highest award it gives to a civilian, after receiving dozens of nominations for their actions during the shooting.
The Newtown, Conn., school that became a slaughterhouse in December has been closed ever since the shooting that killed 20 6- and 7-year-olds and six adults.