- It is the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting.
- Twenty children and six staff members died at the elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut that day.
- The first graders who were killed would have been in seventh grade today.
On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and shot 26 people, including 20 children, after also killing his mother in their home.
News of the massacre reverberated across the country, and elicited a tearful reaction from then-President Barack Obama, who described it as the worst day of his presidency.
Sen. Chris Murphy, who had previously been a representative for the district that included Newtown, was among those present when the families of the victims learned about the fates of their loved ones.
“‘I’m so, so sad today,” he tweeted on the sixth anniversary. “Sad for the searing loss, that hurts like hell every Dec 14th for those parents, my friends. And sad that I sent my youngest off to 1st grade this morning, and that I work with people who care more about politics than making sure he comes home safe.”
In the six years that have passed since that day, many of the parents and families launched foundations in their kid’s names to help other children, and become advocates for gun control.
Here are all 27 people killed in the deadliest school shooting in US history.
Published at Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:35:00 +0000