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Dec 18, 2012

First funerals for Newtown victims as U.S. schools confront tragedy

, Dec 17 (Reuters) – One boy was
buried in his hero’s football jersey in a small white coffin.
Balloons and a teddy bear welcomed mourners to the funeral of
his first grade schoolmate.

The two funerals on Monday ushered in what will be a week of
memorial services and burials for the 20 children and six adults
massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown,
Connecticut.

Dec 18, 2012

Funerals begin in Newtown as schools confront tragedy

FAIRFIELD/NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) – One boy was buried in his hero’s football jersey in a small white coffin. Balloons and a teddy bear welcomed mourners to the funeral of his first grade schoolmate.

The two funerals on Monday ushered in what will be a week of memorial services and burials for the 20 children and six adults massacred at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Dec 17, 2012

Funerals begin for Newtown victims as schools confront tragedy

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) – Mourners in Newtown, Connecticut, headed for the first two of 20 funerals of schoolchildren massacred in their classroom as the rest of the nation on Monday anxiously sent children back to school with tightened security.

Tiny caskets marked the first wave of funerals for the 20 children and six adults killed in the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. Noah Pozner and Jack Pinto, both 6 years old, will be laid to rest on Monday afternoon.

Dec 15, 2012

Tales of heroism emerge from “evil” school shooting

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) – Elementary school library clerk Mary Ann Jacob heard gunshots and shouted “Lockdown!” to a class of fourth graders. Then she discovered the classroom door wouldn’t lock.

Quickly, quietly she and other library staff got the 18 children down on the floor and crawled with them to a classroom storage closet. Hiding from the gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, they barricaded themselves inside by shoving a file cabinet against the door.

Dec 15, 2012

Search for answers begins after U.S. school massacre

, Dec 15 (Reuters) – Residents of the small
Connecticut community of Newtown were reeling on Saturday from
one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, as police
sought answers about what drove a 20-year-old gunman to
slaughter 20 children at an elementary school.

The attacker, identified by law enforcement sources as Adam
Lanza, opened fire on Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary
School, which teaches children aged five to 10. He ultimately
killed at least 26 people, before turning the gun on himself.

Dec 15, 2012

Search for answers begins after Connecticut school massacre

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) – Residents of the small Connecticut community of Newtown were reeling on Saturday from one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, as police sought answers about what drove a 20-year-old gunman to slaughter 20 children at an elementary school.

The attacker, identified by law enforcement sources as Adam Lanza, who once attended Newtown High School, opened fire on Friday morning at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which serves children aged 5 to 10. He ultimately killed at least 27 people, including himself.

Dec 15, 2012

Quiet Connecticut town rocked by mass school shooting

, Dec 14 (Reuters) – 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 U.S. history.

Tearful parents and children gathered around Sandy Hook
Elementary School by midday on Friday, surrounded by police
vehicles, as young and old alike struggled to make sense of a
shooting rampage that killed at least 28 people, including 20
children.

Dec 15, 2012

Connecticut gun rampage: 28 dead, including 20 schoolchildren

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) – Twenty schoolchildren were slaughtered by a heavily armed gunman who opened fire at a suburban elementary school in Connecticut on Friday, killing at least 27 people including himself in the one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history.

The 20-year-old gunman, who law enforcement sources identified as Adam Lanza, opened fire on a classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, which serves children from ages 5 to 10.

Dec 14, 2012

Quiet Connecticut town rocked by mass shooting at elementary school

NEWTOWN, Connecticut (Reuters) – 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 U.S. history.

Tearful parents and children gathered around Sandy Hook Elementary School by midday on Friday, surrounded by police vehicles, as young and old alike struggled to make sense of a shooting rampage that killed at least 28 people, including 20 children.

Dec 14, 2012

At least 27 dead, including 18 children, in Connecticut school shooting

, Dec 14 (Reuters) – A heavily armed gunman
opened fire on school children and staff at a Connecticut
elementary school on Friday, killing 26 people including 18
children in the latest in a series of shooting rampages that
have tormented the United States this year, U.S. media reported.

The gunman was dead inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in
Newtown, Connecticut, state police Lieutenant Paul Vance told a
news conference.

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      "Chris Kaufman has reported, written, edited and presented news in various media for Reuters since 1994. He is currently on assignment with the Special Reports team, based in New York."
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