Saturday marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School that took the lives of 20 children and six educators.
The massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School sent a community and nation into mourning, provoked new security measures in schools and left the nation even more deeply divided over the issue of guns.
Two sisters of slain teacher Victoria Soto asked the crowd gathered at Edmond Town Hall for a 26-second moment of silence, honoring the 20 children and six adults gunned down at the school on Dec. 14.
In a New York Times op-ed published Wednesday, former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords slammed senators who “gave into fear” and “blocked common-sense legislation.”
Derek Jeter Calls Grieving Mother Of Victoria Soto; MLB Observes Moment Of Silence For Sandy Hook Victims
“Vicki loved the Yankees — that was part of her eulogy,” Soto’s cousin told the New York Daily News. “No one in the family reached out, so (Jeter) must have heard about it and … reached out.”
Police said the 27-year-old tried to distract gunman Adam Lanza. But when half of her class tried to run, that’s when police said Lanza opened fire.