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Special Report: The Newtown school shooting

Twenty-six people — 20 students and six adults — were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14. In this special report, we bring news from the scene and offer expert perspective on the tragedy.


Man kills 26 at Conn. school, including 20 kids The motive is unclear behind the shooting that took place at a Conn. elementary school that claimed 26 lives, including 20 children. Youngsters cowered in corners and closets trembling and scared while they could hear gunshots. Full Story

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First responders must be prepared for the rollercoaster of emotions By Leischen Stelter
These tragedies will continue to happen, but one thing that doesn't often get discussed is the impact on first responders. Full Story
School shooting will stay with firefighters forever By Rick Markley
Can you imagine a worse scenario? A school full of kids, a madman with a gun and you to pick up the pieces. Full Story
My instinct is to hug my kids harder today By Art Hsieh
How awful for the parents of the children who were murdered for no reason other than being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Full Story
Aurora Fire Chief's perspective By Rick Markley
Six months ago a 24-year-old gunman stepped into a movie theater in Aurora. Colo., and left 12 dead and 59 wounded. Full Story
Some of the deadliest mass shootings around world Associated Press
A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed 27 people, including 18 children on Friday. It is among the world's worst mass shootings. A look at others. Full Story

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