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Lessons learned from Sandy Hook

NEW PHILADELPHIA Michele Gay thought she had her life planned out. She put her career on hold as an elementary teacher to become a stay-at-home mom until her children were old enough to start school. She then would resume teaching. But that changed when she learned that her third daughter, Josephine, was a special needs … Continue reading

‘I am Adam Lanza’s Mother’

In December 2012, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 27 people, including his mother and 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the nation reeled with grief. Liza Long, a mother in Boise, Idaho, asked herself: What if my son is capable of that? She came forward in a blog post titled “I am Adam Lanza’s … Continue reading

Sandy Hook Superintendent Tells the Newtown Story

Dr. Janet Robinson, former Superintendent of Sandy Hook Elementary, talks about the day of the shooting.  

Father of Little Boy Murdered at Sandy Hook Speaks

By Keith Johnson —The loss of a child is a pain few parents can imagine. For those whose children were brutally murdered at the Sandy Hook Elementary School (SHES) on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, that incalculable grief has been made worse by a group of conspiracy theorists who have accused them of being … Continue reading

Inside Sandy Hook School: Learning To Heal

On those nights when Amy DeLoughy’s children can’t sleep, haunted by memories of the massacre at their elementary school, or on those mornings when they can’t face the daily routine, she calls in the ducks. Doctor ducks, military ducks, postal worker ducks, princess ducks, police ducks and, of course, white ducks with green ribbons — … Continue reading

A Conversation with Adam Lanza’s Former College Classmate

On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20 years old, undertook the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American history when he arrived at Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut armed with a high powered Bushmaster semiautomatic rifle and two handguns, clad in black garb, and wearing yellow earplugs, sunglasses and a a … Continue reading

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Is Wolfgang Halbig on a Wild Goose Chase?

By Keith Johnson — Wolfgang W. Halbig won’t rest until the state of Connecticut answers “16 simple questions” concerning the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting of December 14, 2012. Will those answers be forthcoming, or have they been hiding in plain sight for quite some time? Halbig, a former school safety consultant, was launched onto … Continue reading

Life for a Newtown Parent, One Year After the Massacre

By Carol Caffin | December 14, 2013 “I sent three children to school this morning. Only two returned.”  That was our friend Lenny Pozner’s unimaginably heartbreaking text to us last December 14, after we’d called and texted repeatedly to ask if he and his family, who lived in Newtown, Connecticut, were safe. “He was a … Continue reading

Six months since Sandy Hook: Newtown residents find their voice

Newtown, Connecticut (CNN) — The door to the shuttered mental hospital swings open onto a scene of decay: Chunks of fallen plaster and mold-infested insulation rest on the floor of a once magnificent room. Chandeliers have given way to crumbling ceilings. Walls are stained from rain running down the sides after two decades of neglect. … Continue reading

Mother Of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Speaks On Healing The Wounds

New York City –  Imagine sending your 6-year-old son to school and never seeing him again. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare. Jesse Lewis, a first grader at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. went to class on the morning of Dec. 14, 2012 and never returned home. Americans watched in horror as news began … Continue reading