Sandy Hook Elementary School
Dec 27, 2012 — The probability that an individual will experience a school shooting may be low. But when the improbable happens to you, where do you find comfort?
Dec 22, 2012 — Listeners debate the extent to which NPR should be in the live news business, but what really stood out all week in the Sandy Hook coverage is the remarkable accuracy and ethical restraint. The lessons of the Gabrielle Giffords debacle nearly two years ago have been well absorbed. Internal staff memos during the first day and a half of Sandy Hook are an example of how to do it right.
Dec 21, 2012 — Sandy Hook and other mass killings have left people wondering how someone could engage in such behavior. Scientists say that genes can indeed predispose a person to mental illness or violence. But genetic variants alone can't explain why someone commits mass murder.
May 11, 2013 — After multiple meetings about whether to renovate, rebuild or relocate, town leaders voted to tear down the elementary school in which 26 children and educators were killed in a mass shooting in December.
Apr 13, 2013 — In a rare departure from tradition, Saturday's presidential address was delivered not by President Obama but by Francine Wheeler, whose son Ben, 6, died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings. Wheeler urged the Senate to pass gun control legislation it has scheduled for debate.
Feb 15, 2013 — The "gave their lives to protect the precious children in their care; they gave all they had for the most innocent and helpless among us," President Obama said.
Jan 14, 2013 — Parents, family members and friends of those killed in the mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut are pushing for "common sense" solutions to the problem of gun violence.
Jan 3, 2013 — For the first time since the Dec. 14 mass shooting, the children and educators are gathering. A nearby school building that was empty has been transformed into a new Sandy Hook Elementary. Twenty children and six adults were killed by a gunman who then took his own life.
Dec 31, 2012 — Lanza gunned down 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School before killing himself on Dec. 14. He also killed his mother, authorities say. The young man's parents were divorced.
Dec 19, 2012 — Family and Friends celebrate the lives of Victoria, Daniel, Caroline and Charlotte, recalling how each of them could light up a room. The teacher and three students were killed in the school shooting in Newtown on Friday.