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August 14, 2014

Sandy Hook Educators Push to Make Background Checks a Campaign Issue

Educators from Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., pen an open letter to members of Congress, urging them to support a bipartisan bill on firearms background checks.

August 08, 2014

In School Shootings, 'He Just Snapped' Is a Myth, Psychologist Says

The cliché that shooters "just snapped" devalues the importance of risk assessment, a psychologist said at the American Psychological Association convention.

May 28, 2014

Newtown Parent Says Father of Isla Vista Victim Is Now Part of 'Extended Family'

Both fathers have advocated for changes to gun laws.

May 15, 2014

After Newtown, Readers Surfed Sites That Strengthened Existing Gun Views

Researchers studied Web views before and after the school shootings to see how people explore polarizing issues.

April 25, 2014

Those With Prior Authorization Can Carry Guns at School, New Georgia Law Says

The bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal would allow individuals with prior permission from public or private schools to carry a gun on school property.

April 07, 2014

Newtown Studying Shootings' Effect on Enrollment

Other suburban Connecticut districts have seen enrollment declines, but not as sharp as Newtown's.

March 17, 2014

Newtown Funds for Mental Health Running Low, Charities Report

Charities are pooling resources and seeking a grant to continue mental health care for residents affected by the shootings.

March 11, 2014

Father of Newtown Gunman Still Searches for Answers

In a lengthy profile, Peter Lanza said he doesn't think anyone could have predicted his son's actions.

February 13, 2014

Two Dozen-Plus School Shootings Seen Since Newtown, Say Gun-Control Groups

There have been at least 28 shootings at K-12 schools and at least 16 shootings at colleges and universities in the 14 months since the Dec. 14, 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., two-gun control advocacy groups said this week.

January 06, 2014

Newtown to Receive Another $1.9 Million for Post-Shooting Recovery Efforts

A $1.9 million Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant will help continue recovery efforts in the Connecticut school district.

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