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  1. News - World

    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 ...

  2. News - World

    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 ...

  3. News - World

    After Newtown, Colombia firm makes bullet-proof kid clothes

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

    ... 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 that we do ... 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 a bullet ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MY TAKE

    Gun debate a window into the US soul

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... Alex Lo alex.lo@scmp.com Gun debate a window into the US soul After the Newtown massacre at an elementary school in December, Americans rushed to buy guns. I rushed to buy US gun stocks. ... investment bubble. The Newtown killing, unlike previous campus shootings, involved very young children and turned public sentiment. As gun control looked more likely, people rushed to buy guns before ...

  5. News - World

    Quiet Connecticut town rocked by mass school shooting

    Posted Dec 15th 2012, 09:30am by Reuters in Connecticut

    ... Reuters in Connecticut The peace and security of the suburban Connecticut community of Newtown lay shattered on Friday after a gunman attacked a primary school in one of the worst mass shootings in US history. Tearful parents and children gathered around Sandy Hook Elementary School by midday on Friday, surrounded by police vehicles, as young and old alike struggled to make sense ...

  6. News - World - SCHOOL SHOOTING

    US mourns victims of Connecticut school massacre

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

    ... and anger inwake of school slaughter Residents of the small Connecticut community of Newtown were reeling yesterday from one of the worst mass shootings in US history, as police sought answers ... as children gathered in their classrooms for morning events. Shortly after 9.30am, police received a call from the school, Lieutenant Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police said, adding ...

  7. News - World - BRIEFS

    Briefs: US shooting, December 17, 2012

    Posted Dec 17th 2012, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... Police arrest school shooting plotter BARTLESVILLE, Oklahoma- Hours before a gunman opened fire at a Connecticut elementary school, police in Oklahoma arrested a teenager for allegedly ... to "recruit other students to assist him with carrying out a plan to lure students into the school auditorium where he planned to begin shooting them after chaining the doors shut," police said ...

  8. News - China

    China's lopsided coverage of school attacks slammed

    Posted Dec 18th 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... was the Newtown school shooting in the US state of Connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed by a lone gunman, who then killed himself. This marked the first time in 26 years ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com China's lopsided school attacks coverage slammed The Chinese media were strongly criticised by the public for giving the US Sandy Hook school shooting ...

  9. News - World - MASS SHOOTING

    Obama gives speech at vigil service for Sandy Hook school shooting victims

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

    ... Agence France-Presse in Newtown While delivering his eulogy for the victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting, Barack Obama hinted at a push towards gun reform control Obama speaks at vigil service Like a teacher reading the roster before class, US President Barack Obama sketched in haunting, human terms, the horror of the Connecticut school massacre. "Charlotte, Daniel, ...

  10. News - World

    'Shutdowns' marked Newtown mass killer Adam Lanza's school life

    Posted Dec 23rd 2012, 12:00am by McClatchy-Tribune

    ... McClatchy-Tribune in Newtown, Connecticut Schoolmates of the young man who would go on to slay 26 in a shooting rampage in Connecticut recall his 'episodes' and love of video ... rifle and a Glock handgun. Lanza appears to have left high school early, and at age 16 began taking classes at Western Connecticut State University in nearby Danbury, where he earned a B-plus ...




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