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  • Connecticut Shooting: Threat Forces Evacuation of Newtown Church

    Connecticut Shooting: Threat Forces Evacuation of Newtown Church

    (NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Members of the shattered community of Newtown, Conn., struggling to come to grips with the loss of 20 children and six adults massacred by Adam Lanza, faced a new shock Sunday when a threat was made against a church that many of the victims and their families attend. The St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church was evacuated during a noon service as armed police officers swarmed around the area, after a church official became aware of a credible threat and alerted parishioners mid-service to exit the building. About 1,000 people were gathered inside the church at the […]

  • Connecticut Shooting: Town Mourns as Police Seek Clues to Gunman’s Rampage

    Connecticut Shooting: Town Mourns as Police Seek Clues to Gunman’s Rampage

    UPDATE: ABC News has confirmed that Adam Lanza shot his mother in the head multiple times and later committed suicide with one gunshot wound to his head.UPDATE: A threat at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church on Sunday forced police to evacuate attendees. More than a dozen state troopers were seen entering the church’s education center armed with assualt rifles. Almost 1,000 parishioners had been gathered inside the church to observe one of four memorial services being held. The threat was over before 2 p.m. (NEWTOWN, Conn.) — As the shattered community of Newtown, Conn., struggles to come to grips […]

  • Sandy Hill School Students to Relocate to Neighboring Monroe Facility

    Sandy Hill School Students to Relocate to Neighboring Monroe Facility

    (NEWTOWN, Conn.) – Sandy Hill School students and staff will be relocated to a facility in the neighboring town of Monroe, a State Department Education official confirmed to ABC News. Newtown Board of Education and Superintendent Janet Robinson released the following statement Sunday: We have been working to find a new home for our Sandy Hook School community. The Town of Monroe has graciously offered their Chalk Hill School. This facililty which is currently not being used, is in excellent condition and will accommodate all of the Sandy Hill School students and staff. It is located just across the border […]

  • School Safety Experts Disagree on Lock Down Procedures After Newtown Shooting

    School Safety Experts Disagree on Lock Down Procedures After Newtown Shooting

    (NEW YORK) — Along with fire drills, schools have been conducting lockdown drills — often known as active shooter drills — since the Columbine massacre in 1999. But safety officials do not agree yet on what teachers and students should do when a homicidal gunman invades their school. At Sandy Hook Elementary School, teachers, staff and students had been drilled on how to handle such a situation. “We practice it, and they knew what to do, and you just think about protecting the kids, and just doing the right thing,” library clerk Mary Ann Jacob said. She said she had […]

  • Sandy Hook Massacre: Newtown, Connecticut Mourns Victims of School Shooting

    Sandy Hook Massacre: Newtown, Connecticut Mourns Victims of School Shooting

    (NEWTOWN, Conn.) — President Obama will visit Newtown, Conn. Sunday to meet with the grieving families and thank the first responders from Friday’s school shooting, as the community begins the long process of healing. The pictures of the young victims killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School emerged Saturday, along with a remarkable story of survival. Twenty children and six adults were killed at the school when shooter Adam Lanza went on a shooting rampage. Later this evening, the community will gather for an interfaith vigil, where the president is scheduled to address mourners, some from out of state who came […]

  • Connecticut School Shooting Victim Catherine Hubbard’s Parents Release Statement

    Connecticut School Shooting Victim Catherine Hubbard’s Parents Release Statement

    (NEWTOWN, Conn.) — As with so many, the ABC family has been touched directly by the tragedy in Sandy Hook. One of the young victims, Catherine Hubbard, is the niece of an ABC News employee. Here is a statement from the family: “We are greatly saddened by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Catherine Violet and our thoughts and prayers are with the other families who have been affected by this tragedy. “We appreciate the overwhelming support from our community that we have received over the past 24 hours. “We also wish to express our gratitude for all of the […]

  • Emilie Parker: Sandy Hook Victim Would Have Comforted Classmates, Dad Says

    Emilie Parker: Sandy Hook Victim Would Have Comforted Classmates, Dad Says

    (NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Emilie Parker, the little girl with the blond hair and bright blue eyes, would have been one of the first to comfort her classmates at Sandy Hook Elementary School, had a gunman’s bullets not claimed her life, her father said. “My daughter Emilie would be one of the first ones to be standing and giving support to all the victims because that’s the kind of kid she is,” her father, Robbie Parker said as he fought back tears, telling the world about his “bright, creative and loving” daughter who was one of the 20 young victims in […]