Sunday, December 16, 2012
"All of our staff members will be looking out for the different needs of our students," wrote Dr. Margaret Dolan.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Following Friday's tragic school shooting in Connecticut, Westfield Schools Superintendent Dr. Margaret Dolan sent a message to parents. On Sunday, Dec. 6, Dolan updated that message. It reads as follows: Dear Parents, I join you in struggling to make sense of the tragedy in Connecticut. We are all still looking for answers, but we also know that your children will be in our schools tomorrow morning. Please know that your child's teachers, counselors and principals have been working over the weekend to prepare for this first school day after Friday's heartbreaking events. Before the school day starts the teachers will have been given guidance as to how to respond to concerns or questions raised by students. We realize that some of our …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Newtown police say all victims' families have been notified and that officials are not yet releasing the names of the gunman or children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Newtown, Conn., residents reeling from the massacre of 26 people, including 20 children, at an elementary school on Friday are searching for answers about the gunman’s motive. Police have said that they are “working backwards” to piece together the “why” behind the mass shooting in this town of about 27,000 about 60 miles northeast of New York City. A 12 p.m. Saturday prayer service is scheduled for St. John's Episcopal Church in Sandy Hook, a section of Newtown. Newtown Police Lt. George Sinko, the department’s public information officer, told Patch Saturday morning that investigators have no sense of what prompted the gunman to act. “There is no sense of motive at this time,” Sinko said. Though Connecticut State Police have declined to …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Hoboken man learns his brother killed 27 people, including their mother.
Ryan Lanza was at his job in Manhattan on Friday when news outlets began to report that he had massacred 20 school children in a sleepy Connecticut town. The reports said Lanza, a 24-year-old Quinnipiac University graduate, had murdered someone in his Hoboken apartment and then drove to Newtown, Conn., where he used a .223 caliber rifle and two other guns to kill 27 people before turning the gun on himself. The dead included his mother, Nancy. Lanza's thoughts quickly went to his developmentally disabled younger brother, Adam, whom he began to fear may have been responsible for the violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School, friends said. As media reports continued to name Ryan Lanza as the shooter and plastered his face across the world, he…