School Shooting

Mark Lennihan / AP

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.


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.


After the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut in December, millions of dollars were donated to the families of the victims of that tragedy. And much of that money has yet to be distributed. That process has led to complaints from families of the victims.