While many residents surveyed by volunteers of the Newtown-Sandy Hook Community Foundation continue to express a high degrees of anxiety, fear, and stress, it has also become evident that efforts to raise funds to assist these individuals with ongoing counseling are challenged to maintain the level of fundraising required to cover the related costs.
The Newtown Police Union has become the beneficiary of a private fundraising drive initiated by a student majoring in criminal justice at Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) in New Britain.
In ceremonies held January 20 at the police station, CCSU student David Rohner presented to Daniel McAnaspie, the union’s vice president, a check for $12,500, representing money that Mr Rohner and others had raised by selling a lapel pin that commemorates 12/14.
STAMFORD (AP) — The father of the gunman in the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings has agreed to help a Connecticut commission obtain his son’s school and medical records, which members hope can shed more light on the tragedy.
Peter Lanza met for an hour Thursday, January 23, with Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, chairman of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which is investigating the events of 12/14. Mr Lanza is the father of the shooter, who killed 20 children and six women before taking his own life as police arrived on the scene.
When Governor Dannel P. Malloy appointed the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission a year ago, he charged the panel with “taking a broad systemic approach in crafting the recommendations that will lead to comprehensive legislative and policy changes that must occur following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.” He explained that this included “ensuring that our mental health system can reach those that need its help.” Like everyone else who has tried to answer the ultimate 12/14 question — why?
Several dozen demonstrators who favor strengthened gun control conducted a news conference on Monday morning, January 13, across the street from the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) on Mile Hill Road to endorse tighter gun controls, a cause energized by the December 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook School, in which 20 first-graders and six school staff members were killed.
This report was updated January 15 adding details from Senator Chris Murphy and state Attorney General Geaorge Jepsen.
Senator Chris Murphy is calling for the Internal Revenue Service to open an investigation into a Nashville, Tenn. charity formed in the wake of 12/14 that has been unable to account for more than $70,000 it raised through marathon running.
Dr Adrienne Bentman of the state’s Sandy Hook Advisory Commission complains that State’s Attorney Sedensky’s final report released November 25 “is like someone threw up the pieces of a puzzle and then said here’s a few pieces of the sky and a few pieces of the grass.”