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  1. News - World

    After Newtown, Colombia firm makes bullet-proof kid clothes

    Posted Jan 03rd 2013, 12:35am by AFP

    ... and deranged gunman killed 20 small children and six staffers at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month in Newtown, Connecticut, he started getting orders from very worried parents. “We would answer ... of the Newtown shooting was huge because of the age of most of the victims: just six and seven. Asked how you explain to a child that simply going to school can be so dangerous that you have to wear ...

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    Panel votes to raze site of Newtown school shooting

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... a "gut-wrenching" decision, a task force has voted to tear down the site of the Sandy Hook school shooting and build a new school in its place. The committee of 28 officials in Newtown, Connecticut ... agonising, mirroring those at other schools where there have been shootings. At Columbine High School in Colorado, where a shooting rampage in 1999 by two students killed 12 schoolmates and a teacher ...

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    World leaders express shock over latest US shooting

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 09:47am by Agence France Presse in Brussels

    ... of the worst school shootings in history. “I would like to express my shock at the tragic shooting at the school in Connecticut today,” European Union diplomacy chief Catherine Ashton said. The head ... and authorities.” Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard said in a statement: “Australia grieves with America today following the mass shooting of primary school children and teachers in Connecticut. “Like ...


    Family holds quiet funeral for gunman's mother in New Hampshire

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... across Newtown, Connecticut, laying to rest victims of last week's shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the massacre's often-uncounted first victim - memorialised: Nancy Lanza, ... where Lanza grew up, married her high school boyfriend and bore the couple's two sons before moving to Connecticut in 1998. Her family in New Hampshire has kept a low profile since ...

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    US school massacre boosts sales of bulletproof backpacks for kids

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Bulletproof backpacks prove to bea big hit Parents' anxiety following last week's Connecticut tragedy is driving a surge in sales of bulletproof backpacks, in the hope they can give their children a safety edge. For under US$300, the company Amendment II - a play on the second amendment to the US constitution, which guarantees ...

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    Bullet magazines Newtown shooter used were almost banned

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... Bloomberg Magazine shooter used almost banned The high-capacity magazines that fed bullets into the rifle used to kill 26 children and adults at an American school in the state of Connecticut would have been banned under state legislation that the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun makers successfully fought. The shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Adam Lanza, ...

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    Smart and shy Adam Lanza, the lonely schoolboy who turned killer

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... smart and heartbreakingly shy during his years at Newtown High School in Connecticut. He'd correct people's Latin in ninth and 10th grades, students who knew him recall. By his second ... to The Stamford Advocate. Told that his name had been linked to the school shooting in Newtown, his face darkened suddenly and he rolled up the window and drove into his garage. Law enforcement sources ...

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    Teddy bear shrines for childhoods lost

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... from her childhood, in memory of the victims of one of the worst mass shootings in US history. Some would find their place outside the school, she said. Others would go to any one of the many ... that outnumbered all the others. Braving a cold drizzle, mourners trekked all day on Sunday to the entrance of Sandy Hook Elementary School to add to an ever-expanding menagerie of soft toys in memory ...

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    Town renames Connecticut school for slain teacher

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 05:40pm

    ... Associated Press in Stratford, Connecticut Officials of a town near Newtown, Connecticut, are renaming a local school for a resident killed in the primary school massacre and who has been hailed as a hero. HoneySpot Elementary School in Stratford will be named after 27-year-old Victoria Soto who died trying to shield her students from the gunman inside Sandy Hook Elementary ...

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    Colorado school shooting victim dies

    Posted Dec 22nd 2013, 11:11am by AFP

    ... It also occurred just a day before the first anniversary of the Newtown, Connecticut shooting in which Adam Lanza gunned down 20 young children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A 17-year-old Colorado high school student who was shot in the face by a teenage gunman died Saturday after eight days on life support, a local hospital ...




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