Latest Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting News

Arkansas man sentenced in threat to shoot up high school

Nov. 18, 2019 11:42 PM EST

CONWAY, Ark. (AP) — A former high school student in Arkansas has been sentenced to seven years in prison for devising a plan to shoot up a school. Circuit Judge Charles Clawson sentenced 20-year-old Daniel Croslin on Friday. Croslin pleaded guilty to making a terrorist threat in September. Croslin made...

Sandy Hook lawsuit could force Remington to open books

Nov. 16, 2019 3:14 PM EST

A recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court has upended a longstanding legal roadblock that has given the gun industry far-reaching immunity from lawsuits in the aftermath of mass killings. The court this week allowed families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre to sue the maker of the AR-15 used in...

Editorials from around New England

Nov. 15, 2019 9:18 AM EST

Editorials from around New England CONNECTICUT The Sandy Hook lawsuit is about to expose how the AR-15 is marketed to Americans. That’s good news for all of us. Hartford Courant Nov. 13 The people who sell the weapon of choice for mass killers are going to have to reveal exactly how they peddle their...

Supreme Court lets Sandy Hook shooting lawsuit go forward

Nov. 12, 2019 2:19 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Tuesday that a survivor and relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting can pursue their lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used to kill 26 people. The justices rejected an appeal from Remington Arms, which argued it should be shielded by a...

The Latest: Industry group confident gun-maker will win suit

Nov. 12, 2019 12:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Supreme Court allowing a lawsuit to move forward against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (all times local): 12:35 p.m. A leading gun industry group says it believes the U.S. Supreme Court should have reviewed and dismissed a...

Supreme Court will let lawsuit go forward against gun-maker over Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting

Nov. 12, 2019 9:33 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court will let lawsuit go forward against gun-maker over Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting.

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke to make stop in Newtown

Oct. 29, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate and former U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke is planning to meet with gun control advocates in Newtown, Connecticut. O'Rourke is participating in a "conversation on gun violence prevention" on Wednesday with advocates and residents in the town that saw a...

Wisconsin jury awards $450,000 in Sandy Hook defamation case

Oct. 16, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened. A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer...

Court rejects appeal over dismissal of Sandy Hook lawsuit

Oct. 4, 2019 2:53 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by the parents of two Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims against Newtown and its school district. Justices did not give a reason in an order released Thursday. The wrongful death lawsuit was brought...

Court hears Alex Jones' appeal in Sandy Hook case

Sep. 26, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should not have been penalized for an angry outburst on his Infowars web show against an attorney for relatives of some of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims, Jones' lawyer told the Connecticut Supreme Court on Thursday. Lawyer Norman...