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 4, 2013 — Lawmakers in the state where a gunman killed 20 children and six educators at an elementary school last December have responded with legislation that bans assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines and requires background checks for purchasers.
Mar 28, 2013 — The president said that the promises for action that were made after the Newtown school shooting can't be "just a bunch of platitudes." He urged Americans to press Congress to pass legislation that toughens background checks for gun buyers.
Mar 14, 2013 — Democrats supported the measure. Republicans opposed it. The legislation is unlikely to get enough support in the full Senate to pass.
Mar 8, 2013 — While the laws in some states might allow school employees to bring guns into classrooms, South Dakota is believed to be the first state to enact such a specific measure. It gives districts the right to set up "school sentinel" programs that train personnel.
Mar 7, 2013 — The tests are required by federal "No Child Left Behind" laws. Officials offered the unprecedented waiver to give some relief to the victims of the shooting rampage that killed 20 first-graders.