Newtown CT Shooting


Sun September 28, 2014
Shooting Deaths

FBI: Shooting Incidents Rising Nationwide

Active shootings have been steadily inclining since 2000.
Credit Federal Bureau of Investigation - 2014

Mass shootings in public places have been increasing in frequency and severity over the past decade, as the Federal Bureau of Investigation compiled 160 incidents spread out through 40 states. Colorado stands out when compared to neighboring states.

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Thu May 15, 2014
Mental Health

Charting The Course For Colorado Mental Health At The Capitol

Senator Linda Newell speaks at the state capitol, date unknown.

Mental health became a top priority for some Colorado lawmakers following the Aurora theater shootings and the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The state made a large investment in mental health services during the 2013 session, but there have been setbacks since.

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Thu December 12, 2013
Around the Nation

Newtown Parents Seek A Clearer Window Into Violent Behavior

Originally published on Thu December 12, 2013 9:22 am

Avielle's artwork hangs on the walls and windows of Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel's home.
Craig Ruttle AP

The shooting in Newtown, Conn., last December has left families of the 26 victims, most of them children, struggling to heal in different ways.

Jeremy Richman and Jennifer Hensel are one such family. They lost their only child, 6-year-old Avielle, in the shooting. In the year since, they've responded as any parents would: Asking why such a tragedy could have happened.

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Sat May 11, 2013
The Two-Way

Newtown Panel Votes To Build New School At Sandy Hook Site

Originally published on Sat May 11, 2013 12:21 pm

A task force has recommended building an entirely new school in Newtown, Conn., in place of Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Julio Cortez AP

A task force in Newtown, Conn., on Friday unanimously recommended building a brand-new school at the site where a gunman killed 26 children and teachers in December.

In January, students from Sandy Hook resumed classes, but at an unused school in a neighboring town.

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Thu April 18, 2013
It's All Politics

Newtown Residents: Senate Gun Votes 'A Slap In The Face'

Originally published on Thu April 18, 2013 3:47 pm

Neil Heslin, father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim Jesse Lewis, holds a picture of the two of them as he testifies during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in February.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Following the Senate's rejection Wednesday of a range of gun control measures, including universal background checks, many in Newtown, Conn., are reacting with surprise and disappointment. The town is still stricken with grief from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December that took the lives of 20 students and six adults.

On Thursday morning, Mike Cragin stopped by the Dunkin' Donuts in Newtown with his bulldog, Truman.

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