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February 03, 2017

Newtown Debates Letter Asking Trump to Denounce Sandy Hook 'Truthers'

The Newtown, Conn., school board authorized its chair to sign a letter calling on President Trump to denounce people who claim the 2012 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are an elaborate hoax. Some other city officials have been reluctant to sign on.

January 30, 2017

School Shootings Linked to Higher Unemployment Rates, Study Says

School shootings correlate with higher unemployment rates, researchers at Northwestern University conclude in a new study.

January 17, 2017

DeVos Says She Would Support Trump If He Pushes to End Gun-Free School Zones

Pressed in her confirmation hearing, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos called guns in schools a state and local issue. She said she would support President-elect Donald Trump if he moves to end gun-free school zones.

December 14, 2016

Families of Newtown School Shooting Victims Praise New Mental Health Law

Four years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., families of the victims are praising a new federal law that is designed to improve access to mental health care.

December 02, 2016

School Shootings: Sandy Hook Promise Ad Shares Warning Signs for Gun Violence

The Sandy Hook Promise released a powerful new ad this week with a surprise twist that calls on viewers to look for the early warning signs of gun violence.

October 26, 2016

Family of School Shooting Victim Pushes for Armed Guards, Police in Schools

The family of a 6-year-old kindergartner who died after he was shot on the playground of his South Carolina elementary school last month is pushing for a statewide requirement of a police officer or armed guard in every school.

October 19, 2016

Watch: Child Trauma Survivors Reunite With the Adults Who Made a Difference

An emotional video campaign illustrates the ways meaningful adult relationships can counter the effects of childhood trauma on the brain.

September 29, 2016

In School Shootings, Limiting Access Is Often Key to Safety

Effects of a school shooting in South Carolina were limited by policies and practices designed to restrict access to the building, a district leader said.

July 28, 2016

Newtown, Conn., Set to Open New Sandy Hook Elementary School Building

Newtown officials will open a new Sandy Hook Elementary School this week to replace the building where a gunman killed 26 people and himself in December 2012.

June 23, 2016

Powerful Rifles At Center of Gun Debates Are Also Used by Some School Police

Semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, often used in mass shootings, are carried by some school police.

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