Newtown School Massacre
The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.
The panel had narrowed a list of choices to renovating or rebuilding on the school site or building a new school on property down the street. Each would cost between about $48 million and $60 million.
Three school districts are on board and Nassau BOCES, the agency that coordinates services for Long Island school districts, is hoping all will sign on.
Quinnipiac University poll director Douglas Schwartz said the poll shows that voters do not have much confidence in their elected officials to reach a deal on gun control.
Malloy called for immediately banning high-capacity ammunition magazines, requiring background checks for the transfer of any firearm and expanding the state’s assault weapons ban.
But the panel said the state should not mandate specific staff-to-student ratios of social workers, school psychologists or other mental health professionals.
Members of New Jersey’s largest firefighter union will honor the memories of the 26 children and educators killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School by building a playground in 26 communities impacted by superstorm Sandy.
Since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, many school districts have discussed training teachers and principals to fire weapons. However, One school in New Jersey is in a unique position to arm its principal.
The state requires schools to hold a lockdown drill as well as a shooting drill twice per year.
The Bergen County Prosecutor’s office is also preparing a training video for school officials on how to handle an active shooter situation. There are 318 public school buildings in Bergen County.
On the one-month anniversary of the Newtown school massacre, an angry sheriff in New Jersey and a heartbroken father of a Virginia Tech shooting victim were calling for a ban on high-capacity magazines and military style assault weapons.
The burglarized home is one of dozens in the area that show up with a red dot to indicate the owner has a gun permit. But White Plains Public Safety Commissioner David Chong said authorities likely won’t know the suspect’s motives until the burglar or burglars are caught.
Sandy Hook Promise, formerly known as Newtown United, announced an initiative aimed at preventing future violent tragedies by calling for a national dialogue and action on gun control, mental health care and public safety.
Two days before Vice President Joseph Biden was due to give President Barack Obama recommendation on curbing gun violence, the National Rifle Association has said an assault weapons ban will nto pass in Congress.
Educators and security experts came together to discuss everything from installing new cameras, lockdown systems and to remind everyone that if you see something, say something.