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Sandy Hook Elementary School

The Brian Lehrer Show

Fearing the Next School Shooter Could Be Your Child

Friday, September 12, 2014

After Sandy Hook, Liza Long wrote the widely-shared blog post "I am Adam Lanza's Mother." In a new book, she says we must reduce the stigma and improve treatment for mental illness.

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WNYC News

Newtown Shooting Probe Yields 1,000-Page Report, But Few Answers

Friday, December 27, 2013

The report refers to items found on a computer at Lanza's house that included writings that detail relationships, personal beliefs, a daily schedule, desires and goals. It also documents 911 calls, witness testimony and copious photographic evidence.

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The Takeaway

Gun Sales on the Rise a Year After Newtown

Friday, December 13, 2013

Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting spree at Sandy Hook Elementary. The desire to prevent a tragedy of this scope from ever taking place again is one shared by many Americans. But a year later gun laws are no stricter, and gun sales are on the rise. Robert Draper, contributing writer to The New York Times Magazine, writes about the legislative battle over gun control in this week's magazine.

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The Takeaway

After Sandy Hook, Grade Schools Prioritize Safety

Friday, December 13, 2013

One of the things that ran through many of our minds after the tragedy of Sandy Hook was, "How could this happen—at an elementary school?" Now school doors have been locked. Shades have been drawn. Teachers are now equal parts protectors and educators. Joining The Takeaway to talk about the changing sense of safety and shelter in elementary schools is Lindsay Gerakaris, a fourth grade teacher at P.S. 124 in New York City.

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WNYC News

School Doors Close on a Tragic Year

Friday, June 21, 2013

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June 21 is the last day of school for students at Sandy Hook Elementary. The year is finishing with four first-grade classes, down from five, after a gunman killed 20 students in December. One Sandy Hook family, whose daughter just finished first grade at the school, describes their recovery as taking "two steps forward and two steps back."

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Newtown Leaders Vote to Raze Sandy Hook Elementary and Rebuild

Monday, May 13, 2013

In Newtown, CT, a task force made up of local elected officials voted unanimously last Friday to tear down and rebuild Sandy Hook Elementary School on the same site where a gunman massacred 20 children and six adults last December. 

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Newtown Families Lobby Lawmakers as Vote Nears

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

As the Senate prepares to vote on a gun control measure, relatives of victims of the Connecticut school shooting have been in the nation's capitol making a personal plea.

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The Takeaway

Even Those Closest to Newtown Are Unsure About Gun Control

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

What do the people closest to the emotional center of the gun debate think of the proposed gun control regulations currently being considered in Connecticut? You might be surprised.

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WNYC News

Warrants Released in Sandy Hook Shooting Investigation

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Warrants that investigators used to search the home and car of the man who shot and killed 26 people inside a Newtown elementary school were released Thursday morning, as well as information about the ongoing investigation. The documents were sealed for 90 days during the investigation. 

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WNYC News

In Newtown, A Father Sends His First Grader Back to School

Friday, January 04, 2013

WNYC's Yasmeen Khan caught up with Glenn Schicker, whose first grade daughter attends Sandy Hook Elementary. Her best friend and fellow first-grader was killed in the shooting.

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The Takeaway

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Photographer on Capturing Tragedy

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Boston Globe staff photographer Essdras Suarez describes what it's like to actually be on the ground after an event like Newtown and to experience the grief of victims first-hand.

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WNYC News

In Wake of Shooting, Experts Say Kids May Experience Trauma

Sunday, December 23, 2012

The children who lived through the Connecticut school shooting could have trouble concentrating or become more irritable.

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It's A Free Country ®

Watch| NRA Presser After Sandy Hook

Friday, December 21, 2012

The NRA gave its first press conference since the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. on Friday. The group's Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for armed guards at all schools in the country.

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On The Media

Speculating about Adam Lanza's Mind

Friday, December 21, 2012

Once Adam Lanza had been correctly identified as the shooter, speculation quickly turned to why he killed so many. Much of the media raced, as it often does, to explain the tragedy by speculating on Lanza’s psychological state. Particularly bandied about was whether Lanza had been diagnosed with either a personality disorder or Asperger’s Syndrome. Bob talks with the Columbia Journalism Review's Curtis Brainard about the perils of this sort of coverage.

 

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The Takeaway

What It's Like to Grow Up "Troubled" in Connecticut

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

As the debate over gun control is relaunched in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, there is another conversation taking place over the mental health resources available to troubled youth like the shooter, Adam Lanza. Rick Moody is someone who has thought a lot about access to mental health services. He's the author of "The Ice Storm," and he recalls being a "troubled kid in Connecticut."

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WNYC News

In Newtown, The General Store Becomes A Grieving Town's Front Porch

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The General Store in Newtown, Connecticut, is playing a central role following the mass school shooting last week.

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WNYC News

Newtown Begins to Bury Its Dead

Monday, December 17, 2012

On Monday, the first funerals for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting took place. Two six year olds, Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto, were laid to rest.

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WNYC News

Guns a Hobby for Mother of School Shooter, Friend Says

Monday, December 17, 2012

A friend of the mother of the man who killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school says guns were simply a hobby for her.

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WNYC News

Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Monday, December 17, 2012

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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The Washington Report

The United States Reacts to the Elementary School Shooting in Connecticut

Monday, December 17, 2012

In this week's Washington Report, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for the New York Times, talks to Kerry Nolan about the elementary school shooting in Newtown Connecticut and what it may mean for gun policy in the United States.