Faced with what one official called 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.Monday, 13 May, 2013, 5:22am
An 11-year-old boy has been charged with possessing a deadly weapon after bringing a gun to school, claiming he was worried about a massacre like Connecticut’s, a schools’ spokesman said on Tuesday.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
Most children in Newtown returned to classes yesterday for the first time since last week's shooting, but survivors stayed at home and Sandy Hook school remained a crime scene.
In a thin drizzle, yellow school buses once again rolled through the Connecticut town, where 5,400 children are enrolled.19 Dec 2012 - 4:33am
Two parallel incidents of mass violence occurred over the weekend: a shooting in Connecticut, in the United States, and a knife attack in Henan province, China - both involved men walking into schools and attacking scores of young children.18 Dec 2012 - 6:05pm
No one yet knows what transformed nerdy, small-town loner Adam Lanza into a black-clad monster who gunned down 26 people, including 20 young children, at an elementary school.17 Dec 2012 - 8:01am
Evil, as the governor described it, seems incompatible with a place as quaint as this.
Newtown, Connecticut was founded 300 years ago - its population is 27,000 and everybody knows everybody. The high street is just a few clothing or gift shops and a couple of family style restaurants.17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am
Police arrest school shooting plotter17 Dec 2012 - 6:16am
First, he killed his mother. Then 20-year-old Adam Lanza drove her car through Newtown, Connecticut, and arrived at a school brimming with the season's joy.
Theodore Varga and other fourth-grade teachers, still glowing from their pupils' concert the previous night, were meeting.16 Dec 2012 - 5:15am
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.15 Dec 2012 - 9:30am
Relatives of those killed in past mass shootings reacted with outrage to Friday’s news of another massacre at an elementary school in Connecticut. The tragedy also reignited calls from gun control activists for laws restricting access to weapons.15 Dec 2012 - 12:51pm