The president of the local teachers union in Newtown, Connecticut says his town didn’t receive federal funding for new locks and other school safety improvements until this June – more than a year and a half after the school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He appeared Friday at the twenty-first meeting of the governor's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission.
A teenaged boy charged with stabbing a fellow high school student to death on the day of their junior prom is being held in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation where he will likely remain for two weeks, one of his attorneys said Saturday.
The name of the 16-year-old suspect was not officially released.
Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signing legislation at the Capitol in Hartford on Thursday, April 4, 2013, that includes new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines, a response to last year's deadly school shooting in Newtown.
Schools in 36 districts across Connecticut will receive money to improve security as part of a state grant program. The $5 million grant came out of legislation passed after the Newtown school shooting.