The NYPD is trying to make sure a massacre like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., does not happen again.
Following the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?
Nora Hayes of western Massachusetts is with the group Therapy Dog International and said she decided to bring her Golden Retriever named Blue after hearing about Friday’s shooting rampage.
Officials said Sunday that with the amount of ammunition Newtown elementary school massacre gunman Adam Lanza was carrying, he could have killed every student at the school.
Police have since given the all clear, but at least a dozen police officers dressed in camouflage SWAT gear and carrying guns searched the church and adjacent buildings for an hour before announcing it was safe.
While Mayor Bloomberg said it is right for President Obama to console the grieving in Newtown, on the assault weapons ban he says it’s time for the president to stand up and lead.
At Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, mourners gathered Saturday night to find comfort, while keeping the spirit of Christmas alive.
To pay tribute to the 26 people killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the shooter’s mother who was killed at home, the helmets will all include the initials S.H.E.S.
Hundreds of people stood on the front lawn of Stratford’s town hall to remember Sandy Hook Elementary School teacher Vicki Soto.
With the church filled to capacity, hundreds of people spilled outside, some of them holding hands in circles and saying prayers. Others lit prayer candles and sang “Silent Night.”
“We’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,” said President Barack Obama.
Officials from Connecticut and beyond are expressing their shock and horror.
Extra police monitored Northern Valley High School in Demarest this week after receiving a tip about a possibly shooting.