Monday, December 17, 2012
President Obama told mourners at a Sunday vigil that America is not doing enough to keep its children safe.
The President's Message After spending two hours Sunday with the families of the 26 victims of Friday's mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, CT, a somber President Barack Obama told an audience at an interfaith vigil that he had brought "the love and prayers of a nation." "Newtown, you are not alone," the president said. "As these difficult days have unfolded, you have also inspired us with stories of strength and resolve and sacrifice." First Funerals The president's visit comes on the eve of the first funerals for the victims. Services for Noah Posner, 6, and Jack Pinto, 6, are set for tomorrow. More Coverage Patch has a team of reporters in Newtown, you can read their extensive coverage by clicking here. How You Can Help …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The Rev. Dai Morgan offers some perspective on Friday's mass shooting in Newtown, CT.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
By Rev. Dai Morgan When something occurs like the senseless shooting spree, this past Friday, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, one’s perspective of what is important changes. I have withdrawn my original piece for today’s Sunday Reflections column. Nothing else seems to have much significance after such a horrible event. I will use this opportunity to make an observation in regard to the shootings at Newtown. Though in my profession I am a user of words, in fact, I do not have a desire to say much. First, at this time, I don’t have much enthusiasm for writing. Second, as a matter of respect, so soon after the event, I don’t want to speak. Thirdly, beyond my visceral reaction and the preliminary details, I don’t know much. …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Murphy shares 10 suggestions to help adults reassure and comfort children during this difficult and confusing time.
U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Upper St. Clair) released the following statement on the violent shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. "(Friday's) senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School leaves us all shocked. We don’t have words to explain our grief, and we cannot begin to understand what would cause an individual to inflict this kind of pain on fellow human beings, let alone defenseless children. To the grieving families, our deepest condolences go out to you all. For the many teachers, first responders, police officers and emergency personnel who were focused on returning the students to safety, we thank you for putting yourself in harm's way to save a child's life. We hold you all close in our prayers.” Prior to…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Local and state police in Newtown, CT, were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 this morning after a gunman opened fire at the school.
UPDATED: Connecticut police said Friday afternoon that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school after a gunman opened fire. Another adult was killed at a second location. The Scene Police in Newtown, CT, were called to the Sandy Hook School at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. They alerted Connecticut State Police and authorities began an active shooter investigation once they arrived at the school, according to Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance. Authorities said the gunman was found dead inside the school. He was allegedly armed with four guns and a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities said during a press conference that they have retrieved three weapons from the scene. A parent …