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Newtown Elementary School Shooting

Twenty-six people — 20 students and six adults — were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14. In this special report, we bring news from the scene and offer expert perspective on the tragedy.

As a police officer in Aurora, Colorado — a city that is only just beginning to recover from one of the largest mass shootings in the history of the United States — the news stopped me in my tracks
“Today we need a nation of minute men; citizens who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.”
— John F. Kennedy, 1961
On the question of whether schools should arm staff members, the panel said it should be left to states and schools to decide, but DeVos said she urges schools to “seriously consider” the option
Chances of being killed in a mass shooting, says Grant Duwe, a criminologist with the Minnesota Department of Corrections, are probably no greater than being struck by lightning
The Associated Press compiled all of the facts up to this point in the tragedy
Police say the gunman was not voluntarily let into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton
Active shooters can be stopped long before someone dies by understanding that most shooters pass through a fantasy stage, planning stage, preparation stage, approach stage, and implementation stage
Should at least one teacher on every floor of every school in America be armed, trained, qualified, and ready/willing to end a deadly threat in their school?
The president expressed condolences to those who lost loved ones in the elementary school shooting