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Priest’s ‘Horrible’ Job of Telling Newtown Parents of Children’s Deaths

Priest’s ‘Horrible’ Job of Telling Newtown Parents of Children’s Deaths

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — A Newtown, Conn., priest had the “horrible” job of going door-to-door informing families early Saturday morning that their children had been killed in the elementary school massacre.
There were 20 children among the 27 peopl…

Newtown, Conn., Police Have ‘Good Evidence’ on Massacre Motive

Newtown, Conn., Police Have ‘Good Evidence’ on Massacre Motive

Gary Jeanfaivre/Newton Patch(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Police indicated on Saturday they have “some very good evidence” about the motive behind Adam Lanza’s massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and said that the sole person to survive being shot by La…

Connecticut Ranks as One of America’s Tightest Gun-Control States

Connecticut Ranks as One of America’s Tightest Gun-Control States

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Friday’s school shooting was perpetrated in one of America’s most restrictive gun-control states.Connecticut, where the shooting happened and where the shooter lived, received some of the nation’s highest …

Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: Quiet, Bright, Troubled

Connecticut Shooter Adam Lanza: Quiet, Bright, Troubled

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Adam Lanza, the 20-year-old who killed 20 kids and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school Friday, was very bright, say neighbors and former classmates, but he was also socially awkward and deeply troubled.”[Adam] was …

Newtown Students Heard Principal’s Murder Over Intercom

Newtown Students Heard Principal’s Murder Over Intercom

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — An open school intercom broadcast to students at Sandy Hook Elementary School the murder of their principal and the terrified cries of other children.It’s not clear whether the intercom was turned on purposefully to alert th…

Cruise Film, "Family Guy" Episode Postponed After Connecticut Shooting

Cruise Film, "Family Guy" Episode Postponed After Connecticut Shooting

ABC/RICK ROWELL(NEW YORK) — The premiere of the Tom Cruise film Jack Reacher, originally scheduled for Saturday in Pittsburgh, has been postponed due to the Newtown, Conn., school massacre.Jack Reacher was scheduled to premier to American audiences ju…

Conn. Elementary School Shooting Victims: ‘Hero’ Teacher, Principal, 20 Kids

Conn. Elementary School Shooting Victims: ‘Hero’ Teacher, Principal, 20 Kids

ABC News(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — One was a first-grade teacher who reportedly threw herself in front of the gunman to shield her students. Another was a well-liked principal.Both were among those killed when Adam Lanza, 20, stormed into Sandy Hook Elementar…

Conn. School Shooting: Timeline of Events that Unfolded

Conn. School Shooting: Timeline of Events that Unfolded

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — On Friday morning, the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., was full of children thinking about Christmas lists and gifts. Then, at 9:40 a.m., countless shots reportedly rang out.Here is a timel…

Shooting Occurred at School with Shining Reputation

Shooting Occurred at School with Shining Reputation

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — On Friday tragedy struck at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut as a mass shooting left 27 people dead, including 20 children. But before the shooting, it was simply an extraordinary school.Wit…

Shooting Trauma Affects Kids, Adults Differently

Shooting Trauma Affects Kids, Adults Differently

Douglas Healey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Traumatic events such as the deadly  shooting at a Connecticut elementary school on Friday, can affect children and adults in different ways. Adults often gorge on media images — trying to glean facts…

‘Our Hearts Are Broken Today,’ President Obama Says

‘Our Hearts Are Broken Today,’ President Obama Says

The White House(WASHINGTON) — Wiping away tears for the victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting, President Obama came to the White House briefing room Friday afternoon to mourn the victims of this morning’s carnage. “The majori…

Newtown, Conn. Shooting: Young Kids, Survivors Cope with Horror

Newtown, Conn. Shooting: Young Kids, Survivors Cope with Horror

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Witnesses at Sandy Hook Elementary School reported horrific scenes as a shooter took 27 lives today — the shattering sounds of gunshots, children locked in the bathrooms and parents crying outside in the …

Newtown Teacher Refused to Unlock Door for Police Fearing Gunman’s Trick

Newtown Teacher Refused to Unlock Door for Police Fearing Gunman’s Trick

The Newtown Bee(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — There was so much gunfire rocking the Sandy Hook Elementary school that one teacher doubted that she and her young students, locked in a bathroom, were going to survive.A third grade student said the kids were so scar…

Connecticut School Shooting: 4 Tips to Help Kids Cope

Connecticut School Shooting: 4 Tips to Help Kids Cope

Douglas Healey/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Every parent trying to come to grips with the scope of the tragedy in Connecticut is wondering how to talk to their kids about it.Alan Kazdin, a professor of child psychology at Yale University, offers four tips…

Politicians Call Connecticut Shooting ‘Senseless,’ Some Urge Gun Restrictions

Politicians Call Connecticut Shooting ‘Senseless,’ Some Urge Gun Restrictions

DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Politicians on Twitter and in written statements reacted with horror to the school shooting that left 27 people dead, including 18 children, in Newtown, Conn., Friday.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he was…

Woman Turns in Valuable WWII Gun at Police Station Weapon Buy-Back

Woman Turns in Valuable WWII Gun at Police Station Weapon Buy-Back

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HARTFORD, Conn.) — Just like a scene out of Antiques Roadshow, a woman in Hartford, Conn., turned in an old rifle to her local police station’s gun buy-back, only to discover the gun was worth anywhere from $20,000 to $40,…

Woman Turns in Valuable WWII Gun at Police Station Weapon Buy-Back

Woman Turns in Valuable WWII Gun at Police Station Weapon Buy-Back

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HARTFORD, Conn.) — Just like a scene out of Antiques Roadshow, a woman in Hartford, Conn., turned in an old rifle to her local police station’s gun buy-back, only to discover the gun was worth anywhere from $20,000 to $40,…

Woman Turns in Valuable WWII Gun at Police Station Weapon Buy-Back

Woman Turns in Valuable WWII Gun at Police Station Weapon Buy-Back

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HARTFORD, Conn.) — Just like a scene out of Antiques Roadshow, a woman in Hartford, Conn., turned in an old rifle to her local police station’s gun buy-back, only to discover the gun was worth anywhere from $20,000 to $40,…

Woman Turns in Valuable WWII Gun at Police Station Weapon Buy-Back

Woman Turns in Valuable WWII Gun at Police Station Weapon Buy-Back

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HARTFORD, Conn.) — Just like a scene out of Antiques Roadshow, a woman in Hartford, Conn., turned in an old rifle to her local police station’s gun buy-back, only to discover the gun was worth anywhere from $20,000 to $40,…

Chris Murphy Beats Ex-Wrestling Exec. Linda McMahon in Costly Conn. Race

Chris Murphy Beats Ex-Wrestling Exec. Linda McMahon in Costly Conn. Race

Chris Murphy for Congress(NEW YORK) — Democratic Rep. Chris Murphy beat out former wrestling executive Linda McMahon for a U.S. Senate seat from Connecticut in the costliest race in the state’s history.ABC News is projecting Murphy as the winner of th…

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