Newtown School Shooting

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Tom Cleary

Petition started to rename Stratford street in Vicki Soto’s honor

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A Stratford resident has started a petition to try and get the town of Stratford to change the name of one of its streets to honor Vicki Soto, the 27-year-old heroic teacher killed last Friday in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Chris Barbee said on the petition website Change.org that North Parade Street, which […] [Read More]
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Feds raid East Windsor shop where Nancy Lanza bought gun

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An East Windsor gun store where one of the guns used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was purchased was raided by federal agents Thursday night, according to WFSB. The shooter, Adam Lanza, had two pistols and an AR-15 Bushmaster rifle when he entered the Newtown school last Friday. Lanza’s mother, Nancy, had legally […] [Read More]
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Newtown police chief issues statement on shooting

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The Newtown Police Department wishes to express its deepest sympathies to the families of those lost in the senseless tragedy that visited Sandy Hook Elementary School and to the entire Town of Newtown on Friday, December 14, 2012. First, let me offer my praise to our teachers and school staff. They became first responders to […] [Read More]
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Nancy Lanza buried

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A family friend of Nancy Lanza, the mother of shooter Adam Lanza, said she was buried at an undisclosed location Thursday, according to CNN. The Associated Press said Nancy Lanza was buried in her native state of New Hampshire, but the exact location wasn’t released. A small, private funeral was held. Donald Briggs grew up […] [Read More]
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Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visits Newtown

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The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Newtown on Wednesday, meeting privately with teachers and school district staff. Duncan also attended services for Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, one of 26 victims of Friday’s mass shooting at the school. He met with Hochsprung’s daughters earlier in the day. Duncan also posted a […] [Read More]
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Newtown superintendent: ‘They don’t want to walk back into that building’

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“We are all in pain,” said Newtown Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson Wednesday morning on NBC’s “Today” show. “We lost some wonderful people,” Robinson said. “We will never not be affected.” Robinson said the school district is not sure yet what will happen to Sandy Hook Elementary School, the scene of the horrific shooting where […] [Read More]
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State police report on Newtown shooting ‘months away’

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The Connecticut State Police report on the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is “several months away,” according to spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance. The shooting remains under investigation by State Police, assisted by Newtown police and other law enforcement agencies, Vance said in a news release. “There is no further information to be released […] [Read More]
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Last class photo shows smiling faces at Sandy Hook

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The last class photo¬† of Sandy Hook Elementary School students killed in Friday’s mass shooting in Newtown was shown on ABC’s Katie Couric show Tuesday morning. The smiling, carefree and now familiar faces of the victims leap out of the photo. It is not clear when the photo was taken. Fourteen of the 15 students […] [Read More]
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Providence College honors Sandy Hook school victims

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Providence basketball coach Ed Cooley knows a little something about Connecticut. For five¬† years he was the head coach at Fairfield University, located about 20 miles away from Newtown, before moving to Providence last year. And the shooting in Sandy Hook hit home for Cooley, the father of two young kids. “I wanted to do […] [Read More]
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Victor Cruz visits home of fan, Sandy Hook victim Jack Pinto

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New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz has visited the home of the 6-year-old Connecticut shooting victim who was buried in a replica Cruz jersey. Jack Pinto was among 20 children shot to death Friday in Newtown. Several elementary school-age children played touch football in the front yard of his family’s home Tuesday. Many wore Giants […] [Read More]
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