With the one year mark of the Newtown school shooting approaching Saturday, officials met with the media Tuesday to describe how they want the day to be observed. Officials describe a quite day of reflection.
Family members of Sandy Hook Elementary School victims thanked the world today for an outpouring of kindness since the shooting in the Connecticut school nearly a year ago. The families say they want the victims to be remembered.
The families have launched a website with remembrances of their loved ones.
The full text of the prepared statement, which was read by JoAnn Bacon and Krista Rekos, is below:
Some of the 911 recordings from the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown were released today. WSHU has decided not to air the recordings, which add little new information about what happened that morning. But WSHU’s Craig LeMoult reports on what’s in the emotional recordings.
This image contained in the "Appendix to Report on the Shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and 36 Yogananda St., Newtown, Connecticut On December 14, 2012" and released Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, by the Danbury, Conn., State’s Attorney shows a scene outside the entrance to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza opened fire inside the school killing 20 first-graders and six educators before killing himself as police arrived.
Credit AP Photo/Office of the Connecticut State's Attorney Judicial District of Danbury
After a long wait, the investigative report into the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December was released yesterday. It provides some new details about the shooter and the tragic events of the day. Butthe most important questions remain unanswered.