Newtown School Shooting

Mental health
5:24 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Conn.'s U.S. Senators, Experts Talk Mental Health After Report On Newtown Shooter

Dr. Alice Forrester of Clifford Beers, Sen. Chris Murphy, and Sen. Richard Blumenthal.
Credit Davis Dunavin / WSHU

Connecticut's U.S. Senators met with some of the state's mental health experts on Monday to talk about problems with mental health treatment — and potential solutions. The meeting came three days after the release of a state report, which found a series of missed opportunities in the treatment of the Newtown shooter, Adam Lanza.

The report suggested a lack of communication among Lanza's parents, educators, and mental health professionals. Senator Chris Murphy said it was evidence of a fragmented system of treatment.

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Lanza to help obtain son's medical records
5:53 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Sandy Hook gunman's father to help commission obtain his son's records

This December 2012 photo released by the Connecticut State Police on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, shows a shattered window at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Adam Lanza gunned down 20 first-graders and six educators with a semi-automatic rifle at the school on Dec. 14, 2012, after killing his mother inside their home. Lanza committed suicide with a handgun as police arrived at the school.
Credit AP Photo/Connecticut State Police

The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting has agreed to help a state commission obtain his son's school and medical records. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's chairman announced this on Friday.

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Newtown legislation requires reevaluation
11:07 am
Wed January 15, 2014

Conn. developing plan for children's mental health

DCF Commissioner Joette Katz, in Rocky Hill, Conn. on Tuesday
Credit Craig LeMoult

Connecticut's Department of Children and Families announced on Tuesday that they’re beginning to develop a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children in the state.  Mental health providers say the plan needs to focus on getting care to young people.

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Audio, video, and thousands of pages of documents
7:26 pm
Fri December 27, 2013

Full Newtown investigative report released

This undated photo released Friday by the Connecticut State Police shows the scene inside Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Credit Connecticut State Police

Connecticut State police released thousands of pages of documents Friday from the investigation into the school massacre in Newtown. Mark Herz spoke with WSHU’s Craig LeMoult about what is included in the release.

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Sandy Hook school shooting
5:02 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Commission seeks mental health info on Newtown school shooter

Members of a commission created by Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy to make legislative recommendations following the deadly school shooting in Newtown want more information about the mental health of the shooter. Members of the commission complained on Friday that not enough mental health information is included in a report released by Danbury State’s Attorney Stephen Sedensky.

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