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Cop Traumatized By Sandy Hook Massacre To Receive $380,000

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

A Newtown, Connecticut, police officer traumatized by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 must be paid more than $380,000 by his depa...

In The Years Since Sandy Hook, Schools Have Ramped Up Their Security

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 05.21.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. public schools beefed up security measures with safety drills and parent notification systems in the years surrounding the mas...

Teen Threatened To Bomb Schools, Massacre Teachers: Police

AP | BY SHEILA BURKE AND TRAVIS LOLLER | Posted 04.17.2015 | Crime

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville teen has been arrested after allegedly sending emails filled with graphic threats to blow up schools and massacr...

Tim McGraw Defends Sandy Hook Concert After Gun Advocate Backlash

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.17.2015 | Entertainment

Tim McGraw is defending himself and his personal values after gun advocates lambasted the country singer for taking part in a concert commemorating th...

LaPierre's Hillary Rant: Since When Is Being Cheated on a Character Flaw?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Most offensive in LaPierre's insensitive, ignorant diatribe is that in these instances Hillary Clinton was the victim. Since when do we ridicule and punish victims for the actions of those who violate them?

The Gun Industry's Nod to 'Safety' Is Just Another Sales Pitch

Mike Weisser | Posted 03.30.2015 | Politics
Mike Weisser

What's interesting about the new attention to safety being paid by the gun industry is that the notion that guns might be potentially dangerous no matter how they are used is a concept that is remarkably absent.

Sandy Hook Families Want Money From Insurance Of Gunman's Mom

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2015 | Crime

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., March 13 (Reuters) - Nine families of victims of the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School ...

Sandy Hook Ceremony Praises Kids For Kindness

HooplaHa | Posted 05.12.2015 | Good News
HooplaHa

Newtown Kindness is an organization which was was formed after 6-year-old Charlotte Bacon passed away in the Sandy Hook school shootings.

Man Tried To Cash In On Newtown Tragedy: Cops

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Crime

By Richard Weizel MILFORD, Conn., Feb 18 (Reuters) - A Tennessee man who U.S. prosecutors contend set up a fraudulent charity tied to ...

Newtown Votes To Raze Home Of Sandy Hook Shooter

The Associated Press | IKE EJIOCHI AND PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 01.21.2015 | Crime

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Officials in Newtown voted Wednesday night to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived before he carried out the 2012 massacre...

One Archduke, Twenty Children and Twelve Journalists

Dr. Harlan K. Ullman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Dr. Harlan K. Ullman

It took the murder of one Arch Duke to precipitate World War I. What will it take to generate action against these enemies of Islam? So far the record and answers are not promising.

Sandy Hook Families Sue Newtown, Schools Over Lax Security

Hartford Courant | Dave Altimari | Posted 01.13.2015 | Crime

At least two families of victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting have filed a lawsuit against the town of Newtown and the school board, a...

Dana Liebelson

Sandy Hook Charities Find Generosity Of Strangers No Relief From Tough Choices

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The outpouring began within hours of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School two years ago, which killed 20 first-graders and ...

A Christmas Gift

Alissa Parker | Posted 02.15.2015 | Parents
Alissa Parker

That moment. That very moment has played over and over and over and over again in my mind, hundreds of times. That moment was the same moment my Emilie was being killed in her first grade classroom... and I was picking out Legos.

Two Years to Nowhere

Liza Long | Posted 02.14.2015 | Parents
Liza Long

What changed for my family in the two years since Newtown? One word: treatment. Before Newtown, I was afraid to speak up and demand help for my son. After Newtown, in large part because I shared our family's private tragedy, my son, unlike Adam Lanza, got the help he needed.

Families Of Newtown Victims Sue Rifle Manufacturer, Gun Store

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB and DAVE COLLINS | Posted 02.14.2015 | Politics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The families of nine people killed in the Newtown school massacre filed a lawsuit against the maker and sellers of the Bushma...

A Letter To The Mom I Used To Be

Nicole Hockley | Posted 02.13.2015 | Parents
Nicole Hockley

It hurts. It just hurts. You suppress your feelings as much as you can because you fear if you really let it out, you would never recover. And here's the thing -- you didn't have to be that mom. For all the moms and dads reading this now -- this doesn't have to be you.

Beautiful Acts Of Kindness To Share On The Anniversary Of Sandy Hook

The Huffington Post | Lindsay Holmes | Posted 12.14.2014 | Healthy Living

It's been two years since the heartbreaking events at Sandy Hook Elementary and on Dec. 14, we'll stand together to remember the lives lost. In honor ...

Families Of Newtown Victims Take Steps Toward Lawsuits

Reuters | Richard Weizel | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

NEWTOWN, Conn., Dec 14 (Reuters) - Parents of almost half the young children killed by a gunman at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, two...

Sam Stein

Pamela Wright's Son Was Shot Dead A Month After Newtown. This Is Her Story.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 12.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tyrone Lawson's pictures are still on the wall of his home in Chicago. His clothes are there, too. Every now and then, his mother, Pamel...

Jennifer Bendery

Chris Murphy Dedicates Day To Acts Of Kindness To Honor Newtown Victims

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the anniversary of the Newtown shootings approaches, one of Connecticut's senators decided to do something different to honor the mem...

Sandy Hook Principal's Daughter Remembers the Last Day She Saw Her Mother

Erica Lafferty | Posted 02.08.2015 | Impact
Erica Lafferty

This year, I ask you all to honor my mother's life with action. I ask you all to take one small step to honor her, and all of the others whose lives were taken far too soon by gun violence.

December: Celebrate, But Remember

Martha Burk | Posted 02.04.2015 | Politics
Martha Burk

Since Sandy Hook, there have been at least 92 school shootings in America, and too many individuals killed with guns to count.

More Time for Marysville-Pilchuck

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Andrew Fryberg died November 7th at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, two weeks after being shot in the head by his cousin, Jaylen Fryberg, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School.

Sandy Hook Survivor's Daughter: 'No Question Young People Care' About Gun Control

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 11.04.2014 | College

Sarah Clements was just a high school student when her mother, a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School, survived the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Conne...