Families begin to react to report

So far,  families of victims  of the  Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have not read the report.

Jackie Barden, whose son, Daniel, was among the  20 first graders who died that day,  had not seen the report Monday afternoon.

“We’re not interested in the report. We haven’t seen anything today,” she said.

George Hochsprung, whose wife,  Dawn, was the principal of Sandy Hook,  said he has not yet seen the report that summarizes the event that killed his wife, five other educators and 20 children that day.

He said his daughter, Beth, reminded him that there was no good time for the report that  had to come out some time.

“I’m not going to read it. Well, I shouldn’t say that. I think my curiosity will get the better of me,” Hochsprung said Monday. “The public is entitled to the information and what people do with it is their decision. I think most people will look at it in a cursory fashion. Maybe, since it’s so close to Thanksgiving people will be too busy to read it.”

Teresa Rousseau, whose daughter, Lauren, was among the six educators who died in the shooting had not read the report Monday.

She said she was  not at a family meeting last week where they were allowed to look at parts of it.

” I don’t plan to read it today and I don’t know when I will,” Rousseau said.

She expressed sympathy for the state’s  attorney,  Stephen Sedensky, who has received so much criticism about wanting to protect the public from disturbing details.

He was the one who released the  report.



Eileen FitzGerald