Sandy Hook Elementary School

  • Newtown gunman had access to huge weapons cache March 29, 2013

    Newtown, Connecticut: When Adam Lanza walked out of his house for the last time, he left behind firearms and knives and more than 1,600 rounds of ammunition, taking only four guns, thinking they would suffice. He loaded the weapons into his car, drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School, blasted his...
  • Weapons of war have no place on our streets: Obama February 5, 2013

    Washington: "Weapons of war have no place on our streets," US President Barack Obama said on February 4 at an event with law enforcement officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where gun violence among teens has declined by 40 per cent. "No law or set of laws can keep our children completely...
  • Around world, gun rules, and results, vary wildly January 27, 2013

    Ooi (Japan): After a tragedy like the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, it's a statistic that is always trotted out. Compared to just about anywhere else with a stable, developed government - and many countries without even that - the more than 11,000 gun-related killings each year in...
  • Local group takes on gun violence after Newtown massacre January 15, 2013

    Newtown (Connecticut): Relatives and neighbors of children killed in the elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, one month ago launched an initiative on Monday to help curb gun violence in America. "On Friday, December 14th, I put two children on the bus and only one came home. I pray that...
  • Ex-US lawmaker Gabrielle Giffords visits Newtown school January 5, 2013

    Newtown (Connecticut): Former US Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a mass shooting in her Arizona district two years ago, met with Newtown officials on January 4 afternoon before heading to visit with families of the victims of last month's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Giffords arrived at Newtown's town hall a...
  • Connecticut shootout: Students return to Newton school January 3, 2013

    Connecticut: Students will return to classes at the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Thursday after a month since the deadly massacre left 26 dead at the Newton, Connecticut school. Dozens of people have worked tirelessly over the holidays to bring the school back to normality. ...
  • After Newtown, Americans want their guns, with some restrictions December 28, 2012

    Nearly seven in 10 Americans support the idea of placing strong or moderate limits gun ownership following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said on Thursday. But laws that permit citizens to carry concealed weapons or use lethal force for protection while in public were just...
  • US: New details emerge about Connecticut shooter December 22, 2012

    Newton: As the nation paused to mark a week since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, new details emerged Friday about the gunman, Adam Lanza, who acquaintances said was able to take apart and reassemble a computer in a matter of minutes but rarely spoke to anyone. In high...
  • US school shooting: Funerals begin for victims December 17, 2012

    Newtown: The small Connecticut town shattered by an act President Barack Obama called "unconscionable evil," holds on Monday the first two of 20 funerals for schoolchildren massacred in their classrooms last week. Meanwhile, schools across the country will reopen their doors to confused and scared children full of questions about...
  • 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: Fourth-grader recounts horror December 16, 2012

    Authorities in Connecticut say they have now identified all 26 people killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. ...