Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2012, aerial file photo, officials stand outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where gunman Adam Lanza opened fire inside school killing 20 first-graders and six educators at the school. A Connecticut appeals court is scheduled to hear arguments on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, on whether parents of some of the shooting victims can sue the town for school officials' alleged failure to follow security protocols once the shooting began. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 17, 2019 - 6:06 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to follow mandated security protocol and order a lockdown that may have saved lives immediately after the gunman shot his way through the locked entrance, a lawyer for the parents of two children killed in the massacre told a...
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In this April 9, 2019, photo, Grant Whitus poses for a portrait at his home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Whitus' marriage fell apart a year after he led his SWAT team into Columbine High School's library, where he was the first to find the dead children's bodies. (AP Photo/John Locher)
April 17, 2019 - 10:51 am
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The first SWAT team members to see the horror in the Columbine High School library had to step around bodies and ignore a wounded student's plea for help as they searched for shooters they didn't know had already died by their own hands. As member Grant Whitus put it,...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, during a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. A divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used in the massacre. In court documents filed Friday, April 5, 2019, Remington notified the Connecticut Supreme Court of its plans to pursue an appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
April 09, 2019 - 12:53 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Facing a newly revived wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, gun-maker Remington is going to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue it can't be sued because of a much-debated federal law that shields firearms manufacturers from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2018 file photo, mourners bring flowers as they pay tribute at a memorial for the victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. The community of Parkland, Florida, is focusing on suicide prevention programs after two survivors of the Florida high school massacre there killed themselves this month. Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said Monday, March 25, 2019, that officials are publicizing the available counseling services after a second Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student apparently killed himself over the weekend. (David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP, File)
March 27, 2019 - 10:00 pm
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Days after the suicides of two student survivors of the Parkland school shooting, parents and teachers packed a town hall Wednesday night, anxiously wondering out loud how to get students to seek therapy as many have been unwilling — despite a barrage of offerings since the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2014 file photo, Jeremy Richman, father of Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting victim Avielle Richman, addresses the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission in Newtown, Conn. Richman was found dead early Monday, March 25, 2019, at the town hall in Newtown, where he had an office. The chief medical examiner's office was to perform an autopsy Monday. Richman’s death comes as officials in Parkland, Florida, are publicizing counseling services after two survivors of a high school massacre there killed themselves. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 25, 2019 - 2:12 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The community of Parkland, Florida, is focusing attention on its suicide prevention programs after two survivors of the Florida high school massacre killed themselves in a week. Parkland Mayor Christine Hunschofsky said Monday that community leaders, government...
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FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, firearms training unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the same make and model used by Adam Lanza in the 2012 Sandy Hook School shooting, during a hearing at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. A divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled, Thursday, March 14, 2019, gun maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the Bushmaster rifle used in the massacre. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
March 14, 2019 - 3:27 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gun-maker Remington can be sued over how it marketed the rifle used to kill 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, a divided Connecticut Supreme Court ruled Thursday. Gun control advocates touted the ruling as providing a possible roadmap for...
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January 26, 2019 - 10:56 am
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A youth triathlon program founded by the family of a child killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting is expanding with the help of a national organization. The Race4Chase training program is a free camp designed to promote healthy lifestyles by teaching kids how to swim, ride a...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2016 file photo, people attend an open house at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., built to replace the one that was demolished where 20 first graders and six educators were shot and killed in on Dec. 14, 2012. The school was evacuated on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 -- the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting -- after a bomb threat to the school. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 14, 2018 - 12:30 pm
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the sixth anniversary of the massacre of 20 first-graders and six educators. Teachers and students at the school were sent home for the...
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FILE - This undated identification file photo shows former Western Connecticut State University student Adam Lanza, who authorities said opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012. Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School are shedding light on the gunman’s anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting. (Western Connecticut State University via AP, File)
December 09, 2018 - 12:23 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting. The documents that a court ordered...
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FILE - In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Alex Jones, a right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, arrives at the courthouse in Austin, Texas. A judge has denied conspiracy theorist Jones' request Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, to dismiss a lawsuit surrounding the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that he has called a hoax. The Infowars host is being sued for defamation in Texas by the parents of a 6-year-old who was among the 20 children and six adults killed in the Newtown, Conn., attack. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
August 30, 2018 - 9:26 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A judge has denied conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' request to dismiss a lawsuit surrounding the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre that he has called a hoax. The Infowars host is being sued for defamation in Texas by the parents of a 6-year-old who was among the 20...
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