Sandy Hook Elementary School
Contractors demolishing the old Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., have been ordered to sign confidentiality agreements forbidding public discussion of the site.
Nouel Alba of the Bronx set up a purported funeral fund to raise money for one of the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December. She claimed 6-year-old Noah Pozner – one of 20 first graders killed in the mass shooting – was her nephew.
The groups now say they’ll hold the event Dec. 15, the day after the anniversary of one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history. Organizers note that the day after the anniversary is national Bill of Rights Day.
Newtown First Selectwoman Pat Llodra said it’s disrespectful for gun rights advocates to stage rallies on the anniversary of the massacre that left 20 first graders and six educators dead.
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.
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.
Schools in 36 districts across Connecticut will receive $5 million in state grants to improve security in response to the Newtown school shootings, Malloy announced Wednesday.
Monday’s onslaught at a single building at the highly secure Navy Yard unfolded about 8:20 a.m. in the heart of the nation’s capital, less than four miles from the White House and two miles from the Capitol.
Activists from Newtown, Conn., where 26 people were fatally shot last December, are headed to Washington to again lobby for gun control a day after 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage in the capital.
A street in Queens will be renamed in honor of Benjamin Wheeler, 6, who was gunned down inside his classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012.
As the deadline to tear down the school draws near, officials are looking for former students who might remember exactly where the time capsule was buried.
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.