Latest Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting News

Some polls show parents' growing fears of dangers at school

Apr. 17, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

The deadly attack at Columbine High School in 1999 seemed to usher in a new era of school shootings. Two decades later, polls consistently capture growing fears among American parents that their children face imminent danger whenever they go to school. Those fears have only intensified since attacks at an...

Appeal focuses on Newtown officials' actions before shooting

Apr. 17, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to follow mandated security protocol and order a lockdown that may have saved lives immediately after the gunman shot his way through the locked entrance, a lawyer for the parents of two children killed in the massacre told a Connecticut...

School shootings draw attention to officers' mental health

Apr. 17, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) — The first SWAT team members to see the horror in the Columbine High School library had to step around bodies and ignore a wounded student's plea for help as they searched for shooters they didn't know had already died by their own hands. As member Grant Whitus put it, officers...

The Latest: Sandy Hook lawsuit goes before appeals court

Apr. 17, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit alleging Sandy Hook Elementary School officials failed to order a lockdown before 2012 mass shooting (all times local): 5:15 p.m. A Connecticut appeals court has heard arguments over whether Sandy Hook Elementary School officials were negligent in failing to...

Gun-maker to ask Supreme Court to hear Sandy Hook appeal

Apr. 9, 2019 12:54 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Facing a newly revived wrongful death lawsuit in Connecticut over the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, gun-maker Remington is going to the U.S. Supreme Court to argue it can't be sued because of a much-debated federal law that shields firearms manufacturers from liability in...

Alex Jones blames conspiracy claims on 'psychosis'

Mar. 29, 2019 8:28 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones blamed the various claims he's made over the years, including that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax, on "psychosis," according to a deposition the "Infowars" host has given as part of a Texas lawsuit. Jones described his...

Parkland parents, teachers seek to help teens after suicides

Mar. 27, 2019 10:01 PM EDT

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Days after the suicides of two student survivors of the Parkland school shooting, parents and teachers packed a town hall Wednesday night, anxiously wondering out loud how to get students to seek therapy as many have been unwilling — despite a barrage of offerings since the...

The Latest: Group says Newtown dad's death is devastating

Mar. 26, 2019 7:42 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the community of Parkland, Florida, focusing on suicide prevention programs after two survivors of a high school massacre there killed themselves (all times local): 3:35 p.m. A foundation formed by the father of one of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting...

Linked by pain: 2 school massacre survivors, dad kill selves

Mar. 25, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tragedies like the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High and Sandy Hook Elementary school massacres eventually fade from view, blunted by other mass shootings and the passage of time. But for the survivors, the pain can never end. The father of a Sandy Hook victim killed himself...

Newtown dad who probed violence dies in apparent suicide

Mar. 25, 2019 7:04 PM EDT

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — On the day of his 6-year-old daughter's funeral, as Jeremy Richman and his wife gathered with loved ones, an idea emerged for a way to channel their grief: a foundation to promote research into the brain pathologies that lead to violence. Within months of the slaying of their...