Sunday, December 23, 2012
The NRA reacted to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting by suggesting a variety of causes for mass shootings and suggesting that armed police officers be station in every school.
The NRA called for a surge of gun-carrying "good guys" around U.S. schools Friday in the group's first public statement since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre called for a new kind of American domestic security revolving around armed civilians, arguing that "the only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." A gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conneticut on Dec. 14. Twenty of the victims were children. The shooting has ignited a debate over gun control. Vice President Joe Biden will lead the Obama administrations efforts on the issue, CNN reported. The NRA, however, argued that more guns, not less, is the answer to mass shootings. "We …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Local therapist says what people say when a shooting, such as the Sandy Hook School shooting, is going on can help victims process the event and recover better afterwards.
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
The nation is debating gun control laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook School shooting in Newtown, Conn. last week. But Seth Knobel, director of Niles Family Services, which provides counseling therapy and support, says that the human factor must also be taken into account when crisis plans are being formulated. Earlier: Can Future Adam Lanzas Be Prevented? Obviously, people near a shooting situation must run or, if escape is impossible, hide or fight. But if they are hiding, it's good leadership to know what to say. "Some of the teachers afterward remarked, 'we didn't know what to say to the kids to help them feel safe,'" Knobel said. "What can we do in the instant of the crisis?" One teacher hid her kids in a closet and tried to quiet…
Friday, December 14, 2012
Local and state police in Newtown, Conn. were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 this morning after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school.
NEWTOWN, CT -- Connecticut police said Friday afternoon that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school after a gunman opened fire. Another adult was killed at a second location. The Scene Police in Newtown were called to the Sandy Hook School at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call Friday morning. Authorities said the gunman was found dead inside the school. He was reportedly armed with four guns and a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities said during a press conference that they have retrieved three weapons from the scene. A parent interviewed on CBS News told the network on Friday that his 8-year-old daughter said she heard an argument and cursing over the school’s loudspeaker, apparently coming from…