Newtown School Massacre

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Families Of Newtown Shooting Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer

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.

12/15/2014

Sign outside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. - Dec. 14, 2012 (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Newtown Panel Votes Unanimously To Tear Down Sandy Hook Elementary School

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.

05/11/2013

The new, high-tech school security on Long Island would give police, including officers in their cars, live audio and video feeds inside schools. (Photo: CBS 2)

Long Island Goes Cutting Edge On School Security: Live Feeds To Police Cars

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.

04/18/2013

Woman aiming gun (file/credit: CBS 2)

Poll: Majority Of Conn. Voters Support Gun Control Measures

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.

03/06/2013

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file / credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Malloy Pushes Gun Control Proposals At Stop In Stamford

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.

02/26/2013

SWAT team members canvas the neighborhood where the Newtown school massacre killer lived with his mother on Dec. 14, 2012. (Photo: CBS 2)

Conn. School Safety Panel Recommends Increased Security Measures

But the panel said the state should not mandate specific staff-to-student ratios of social workers, school psychologists or other mental health professionals.

02/20/2013

Twenty seven wooden angles are viewed in a yard down the street from the Sandy Hook School December 16, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Volunteer Effort Launched In Honor Of Victims Of Both Tragedies Named Sandy

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.

02/17/2013

Passaic Valley High School in Little Falls, N.J. (Photo: CBS 2)

New Jersey’s Passaic Valley High School Vows To Arm Its Principal

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.

02/06/2013

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New Jersey Plans Surprise School Security Inspections

The state requires schools to hold a lockdown drill as well as a shooting drill twice per year.

01/17/2013

State police personnel led children from the school, following the shooting. (credit: Newtown Bee Photo, Shannon Hicks)

Free Safety Audits Offered To Help Bergen County Public Schools ‘Plan For The Worst’

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.

01/16/2013

Handguns

Fueled By Angry Politicians, Gun Control Debate Takes Off In New Jersey

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.

01/14/2013

Journal News gun map (credit: CBS 2 via lohud.com)

White Plains Police Investigate Possible Link Between Burglary, Journal News Gun Permit Map

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.

01/14/2013

Parents of victims and town leaders vow to push for real change in the wake of Sandy Hook school shooting. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Families Of Sandy Hook Victims Push For Change

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.

01/14/2013

Guns turned in as part of a gun buyback program in Bridgeport, Conn. - Dec. 22, 2012 (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NRA Says Gun Control Proposal Won’t Make It In Congress

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.

01/13/2013

Students Evacuate Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, December 14, 2012 (Photo by Shannon Hicks/Newtown Bee)

School Safety Forum Held On Long Island

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.

01/09/2013

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