Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018 file photo, students hold their hands in the air as they are evacuated by police from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., after a shooter opened fire on the campus. Students are taught to evacuate during fire alarms but lock down during school shootings. So there was confusion Wednesday when a fire alarm sounded, the second one that day at the high school as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz unleashed a barrage of gunfire. Head for the exits or hunker down in classrooms? (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP, File)
February 17, 2018 - 5:07 pm
Students and teachers responded as trained when the fire alarm sounded, streaming out of the school and toward exits only to run into deadly gunfire. Two boys with stolen guns took aim from a wooded hill, waiting for people to evacuate after one of the boys had triggered a false fire alarm. They...
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel as he meets with law enforcement officers at Broward County Sheriff's Office in Pompano Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, following Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 17, 2018 - 12:23 am
POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump came face-to-face Friday with hospitalized victims of the horrific school shooting in Florida and offered thanks to the doctors and nurses who helped the wounded, declaring "the job they've done is incredible." Asked if he'd talked with victims,...
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President Donald Trump walks from the Diplomatic Room of the White House, in Washington, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018, after speaking about the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
February 16, 2018 - 12:50 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has responded in uneven ways to mass shootings and other incidents in which multiple people were killed. Trump expressed sorrow Thursday after 17 people were killed a day earlier in a shooting at a South Florida high school, and aimed to put the spotlight on...
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Students released from a lockdown embrace following following a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. (John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 12:13 am
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — A former student opened fire with a semi-automatic rifle at a Florida high school Wednesday, killing at least 17 people and sending hundreds of students fleeing into the streets in the nation's deadliest school shooting since a gunman attacked an elementary school in Newtown,...
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In this Nov. 5, 2016 photo, children participate in the fun run at the annual Vicki Soto 5K race in Stratford, Conn. The race is held by the Soto family to raise money to fund scholarships for students interested in careers in education. First-grade teacher Vicki Soto was one of 26 people killed during a shooting inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newton, Conn. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
December 14, 2017 - 11:09 am
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Out of a senseless tragedy, they have sought ways to find meaning in advocacy. Many relatives of the 26 children and educators killed five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School have dedicated themselves to charity, activism and other efforts to channel their grief and, in...
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FILE - This undated identification file photo released Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, Conn., shows former student Adam Lanza, who authorities said opened fire inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, killing 26 students and educators, after killing his mother at their home. A 2014 report by the Office of Connecticut Child Advocate concluded that Lanza's actions were not directly caused by his psychiatric problems, but it noted that his mother rejected psychologists' recommendations that her son should be medicated and undergo treatment for anxiety and other conditions. (AP Photo/Western Connecticut State University, File)
December 13, 2017 - 11:10 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled 20-year-old who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The...
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In this Nov. 30, 2017 photo, Suzanne Davenport poses beside her car on which she displays numerous stickers and magnets in memory of the 26 people killed in the December 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Davenport said she's reluctant to tell strangers where she is from because of questions and conversations that invariably follow that revelation. (AP Photo/Pat Eaton-Robb)
December 12, 2017 - 3:52 pm
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Suzanne Davenport still wears a memorial bracelet and has a green ribbon with a "Be Kind" magnet on her car to honor the 26 children and educators killed at the local elementary school. A resident of Newtown's Sandy Hook section, she knew some of the victims, and she knows...
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FILE - In this June 12, 2016, file photo, Sonia Parra, left, and Andrea Parra, who said they lost friends in the Pulse nightclub shooting, hold candles on the street corner near the nightclub in Orlando, Fla. In the five years since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Conn., the nation has seen a number of massacres topping the death toll from that shooting. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, File)
December 11, 2017 - 1:11 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they aren't, but they have been getting deadlier. In the five years since a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut...
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December 11, 2017 - 12:17 pm
Some things to know about mass shootings: HOW IS 'MASS SHOOTING' DEFINED? There is no concrete definition of "mass shooting." Most researchers who study mass shootings define it as four or more killed (excluding the shooter) in a public place. They do not count domestic violence cases that take...
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December 11, 2017 - 10:23 am
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EST. ------------- HIGHLIGHTING: ------------- Among today's coverage...
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