Saturday, December 15, 2012
Tweets, Facebook posts on what people are talking about in regards to the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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Friday, December 14, 2012
The local school district writes a memo to parents following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn.
In the aftermath of the tragic elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., Shaker Heights Schools officials want to assure parents that the district has a crisis plan in place. According to a memo posted this afternoon on the district's website, the district developed crisis plans in conjunction with the city's police and fire departments. "These plans are reviewed and updated on a regular basis," the memo reads. "We hope that we never need to use these procedures in a real-life crisis, but if a situation arises, we will be as well prepared as possible." Here is more from Shaker's memo to parents: Our hearts go out to the students, families, and staff members of Newtown, Connecticut, in the wake of the shootings at an elementary school …
Police in Newtown, Conn. were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 a.m. after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school. The president spoke to the nation Friday afternoon.
Connecticut police said Friday afternoon that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school after a gunman opened fire. The Scene Newtown Police were called to the school at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. They alerted Connecticut State Police and authorities began an active shooter investigation once they arrived at the school, according to Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance. Authorities said the gunman was found dead inside the school. He was allegedly armed with four guns and a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities said during a press conference that they have retrieved three weapons from the scene. A parent interviewed on CBS News told the network that his 8-year-old daughter said …
A town once voted the safest place to live in America experiences horrific violence in one of its elementary schools.
Editor's Note: This is a copy of the story that Newtown Patch has been updating all day following the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Click here to visit that Patch site and follow this story into the evening. Update: 3:50 p.m. The actions of one gunman — 27 lives lost. "This is an active ongoing investigation" Connecticut State Police Lt. Paul Vance said at an afternoon press conference Friday, updating the assembled media about the state of the investigation into the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Vance confirmed the death toll: 20 children, 6 adults, including the shooter, and one adult victim at a "secondary scene" in Connecticut. But in response to multiple questions from press, Vance said at one point: "There …
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Tragedy struck in a Patch town in Connecticut Friday morning when news broke that there had been a shooting at a local elementary school. The number of fatalities hasn’t been confirmed yet, but the Associated Press is reporting that 27 people are dead, including 18 children, Newtown Patch reports. Visit Newtown Patch for the full story and updates throughout the day.