Newtown School Shooting

The families of 16 victims of the 2012 Newtown school shooting would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of two lawsuits filed against the estate of the shooter’s mother.

The lawsuits accuse Nancy Lanza of failing to properly secure her legally owned Bushmaster AR-15 rifle. Adam Lanza killed his mother with that rifle before killing 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

(AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Proposed federal education legislation to fund social and emotional learning skills training for teachers would help prevent violence such as mass shootings, the mother of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School said Friday.

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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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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.

Conn. developing plan for children's mental health

Jan 15, 2014
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.