Newtown Marks 4-Year Anniversary Of School Shooting

Dec 14, 2016
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Wednesday marks four years since the shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 20 children and six educators. Schools and town offices in Newtown are marking the day with 15 minutes of silent reflection.

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Wednesday will mark four years since the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting. Since then, 120,000 Americans have lost their lives to gun violence.

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty represents Connecticut’s Fifth District, which includes Newtown. She says those numbers are unacceptable.

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New York City filmmaker Kim Snyder’s documentary, “Newtown,” tells the story of the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting of schoolchildren in American history. On December 14, 2012, 20 first graders and six educators were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown.

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The latest proposed site for a permanent memorial to the Sandy Hook school shooting victims has been rejected because planners say it is too close to a nearby hunting and fishing club.

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Monday was the first day of class at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut – the first day in nearly four years since the shooting that killed 20 children and 6 educators.