Connecticut School Shooting

  • Connecticut school shooting worst day of my Presidency: Obama December 31, 2012

    As the year winds down to a close US President Barack Obama has said the school shooting at Newtown, Connecticut, was the worst day of his presidency. ...
  • New details emerge a week after US school massacre December 22, 2012

    Newtown: He was the awkward, peculiar kid who wore the same clothes to school every day. He rarely spoke and even gave a school presentation entirely by computer, never uttering a word. He liked tinkering with computers and other gadgets, and seemed to enjoy playing a violent video game, choosing...
  • US: Students return to class after Connecticut shooting December 18, 2012

    Newtown: Students returned to school in the shattered Connecticut town of Newtown on Tuesday for the first time since a gunman's rampage killed 26 people in an elementary school, altering the gun control debate in Washington and forcing a retailer to pull guns from shelves. Sandy Hook Elementary, where 20-year-old...
  • US: Two funerals begin a sad procession in Connecticut December 18, 2012

    Newtown: Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began burying its dead Monday, laying to rest two 6-year-old boys - one who was crazy about the New York Giants and one whose twin sister survived the rampage. Two funeral homes filled with mourners for Noah Pozner and Jack...
  • US: Text of eulogy for 6-year-old shooting victim December 18, 2012

    A message read at the funeral of 6-year-old Noah Pozner by his uncle Alexis Haller, of Woodinville, Wash.: On Friday, December 14, we tragically lost a most beloved member of our family. Noah was a 6-year-old little boy, and he was so dear to all of our hearts. Words cannot express the...
  • US: Students nervously return to school after shooting December 18, 2012

    Lilly Rosell contemplated keeping her 7-year-old daughter at home on the first day of classes since the Connecticut elementary school massacre, but she ultimately decided, like so many other parents, there was only so much she could do to keep her daughter safe. "I'm panicking here to be honest," Rosell, of...
  • Connecticut: Gunman had hundreds of ammunition rounds December 17, 2012

    Newtown: The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage was carrying an arsenal of hundreds of rounds of especially deadly ammunition - enough to kill just about every student in the school if given enough time, authorities said Sunday, raising the chilling possibility that the bloodbath could have been even worse. Hours...
  • Connecticut school shooting sparks debate about US gun control December 17, 2012

    The tragic massacre at a Connecticut elementary school has sparked a new debate about gun control in the US. ...
  • US: These shootings must stop, says Barack Obama December 17, 2012

    US President Barack Obama attended a memorial service for the victims of the Newtown shooting on Monday. ...
  • US: Victim's father recalls daughter as loving December 16, 2012

    Newtown: Fighting back tears and struggling to catch his breath, the father of a six-year-old gunned down in the school shooting in Connecticut told the world on Saturday about a little girl who loved to draw and was always smiling, and he also reserved surprising words of sympathy for the...
  • US shooting: A father's heart-wrenching tribute to daughter December 16, 2012

    Over 24 hours since the horrific Connecticut school shooting massacre, police have identified all 26 victims, which includes 20 kids. ...
  • US: Shooter was a loner who felt no pain, says employee December 16, 2012

    Southbury: At Newtown High School, Adam Lanza had trouble relating to fellow students and teachers, but that was only part of his problem. He seemed not to feel physical or psychological pain in the same way as classmates. Richard Novia, the school district's head of security until 2008, who also...
  • Read: Names of those killed in Connecticut rampage December 16, 2012

    Newtown: Below are the names and ages of the 26 people gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday in the second-deadliest school shooting in US history: Charlotte Bacon, 6 Daniel Barden, 7 Rachel Davino, 29 Olivia Engel, 6 Josephine Gay, 7 Ana Marquez-Greene, 6 Dylan Hockley, 6 Dawn Hochsprung, 47 Madeleine Hsu, 6 Catherine Hubbard, 6 Chase Kowalski, 7 Jesse...
  • Police find 'good evidence' on US school shooting motive December 16, 2012

    Newtown: Investigators assembled "some very good evidence" to explain what drove a 20-year-old gunman to slaughter 20 children and six adults at an elementary school, police said on Saturday, a day after one of the worst mass shootings in US history shattered a small Connecticut town. The attacker, identified by law...
  • US: Man first shoots mother, 20 school kids, then kills self December 15, 2012

    Newtown: A man killed his mother at their home and then opened fire on Friday inside an elementary school, massacring 26 people, including 20 children, as youngsters cowered in fear to the sound of gunshots reverberating through the building and screams echoing over the intercom. The 20-year-old killer, carrying at...
  • Connecticut school shooting: Police says suspect died on spot December 15, 2012

    Twenty six people including 20 children were killed in a shootout at a US elementary school in Connecticut on Thursday. It's unclear if the shooter, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, took his own life or not. Police has recovered three weapons from him - two of which are registered in...
  • US: 20 children, gunman's mother among 28 dead December 15, 2012

    Newtown: Twenty schoolchildren were slaughtered by a heavily armed gunman who opened fire at a suburban elementary school in Connecticut on Friday, killing at least 27 people including himself in the one of the worst mass shootings in the US history. The 20-year-old gunman, who law enforcement sources identified as Adam...
  • US school shooting suspect killed mother at home: Source December 15, 2012

    Washington: A law enforcement official says that the 20-year-old suspect in the Connecticut school shootings killed his mother at their home Friday and then drove his mother's car to the school where he went on a deadly rampage. Adam Lanza's mother, Nancy, was a teacher at the school, said the law...
  • Gunman's brother being questioned, cooperating: Official December 15, 2012

    Newtown: A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation of the Connecticut school massacre says the brother of the gunman has been "extremely cooperative" and is not under arrest. The official tells The Associated Press that Ryan Lanza, of Hoboken, New Jersey, is still be being questioned but is not in...
  • US school shooting: Suspect identified as son of teacher December 15, 2012

    Washington: The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred, a law enforcement official said on Friday. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead. Adam Lanza's older brother, Ryan, 24,...
  • US shooting suspect identified, brother arrested December 15, 2012

    Washington: A law enforcement official says the suspect in the U.S. school shooting is 24-year-old Ryan Lanza and that his younger brother is being held for questioning as a possible second shooter. The law enforcement official says the boys' mother, Nancy Lanza, works at the Connecticut school as a teacher. The...
  • Tearful Obama calls for action after school shooting December 15, 2012

    Washington: A tearful President Barack Obama expressed "overwhelming grief" on Friday for the victims of a shooting rampage at a Connecticut elementary school. Obama called on Americans to set aside politics and "take meaningful action" to prevent more tragedies of this kind. "Our hearts are broken today," Obama said, his voice...
  • Timeline: Major school shooting incidents in US December 15, 2012

    A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. Here is a look at some other recent school shootings: April 2, 2012: A gunman killed seven people in a rampage at a California Christian university. Jongjin Kim, the Oikos University, said the suspect,...
  • US: Obama informed of 'tragic' Connecticut shooting December 15, 2012

    Washington: US President Barack Obama has been notified about the "tragic" shooting incident at an elementary school in Connecticut and will receive regular updates throughout the day, White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Friday. "We're still waiting for more information about the incident in Connecticut," Carney said when asked about...
  • Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world December 15, 2012

    A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings. Here is a look at some others: August 5, 2012: Army veteran Wade Michael Page kills five men and one woman and wounds three other people,...
  • US: School shooting suspect had ties with school December 15, 2012

    Washington: A law enforcement official says the attacker in the Connecticut school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school. The official said that a gun used in the attacks is a .223-caliber rifle. The official also said that New Jersey state police are searching a location in that...
  • US: 26 people killed in shooting at Connecticut school December 15, 2012

    Newtown: A heavily armed gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, killing 26 people including 20 children in the latest in a series of shooting rampages across the United States this year, US media reported. The gunman was dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, state...
  • US: Children feared dead in shooting at school December 14, 2012

    Newtown: A shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday, killing several people including children, the Hartford Courant newspaper reported. The shooter was also killed. Sandy Hook Elementary School teaches children from kindergarten through fourth grade - roughly ages 5 to 10. Television images showed police and...
  • US: Shooting at school in Connecticut, gunman killed December 14, 2012

    Newtown: Connecticut State Police say they are assisting local police in Newtown in response to reports of a shooting at an elementary school. An official with knowledge of the situation said a gunman in the school shooting had been killed. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the...