Demolition has begun at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 students and six adults last December. Bricks will be pulverized, steel melted down and a new school built at the same location.
Allison Hornak attended Sandy Hook Elementary School as a kid. After college, she returned home to Newtown, Conn., and opened an art gallery that's within walking distance of where the mass killing took place.
Hornak says she has a lot of fond memories of Sandy Hook — like a teacher who let her chew gum in class, and the pathways through the school.
Originally published on Tue October 22, 2013 9:46 am
Michael Landsberry, the 45-year-old middle school math teacher and Afghan War veteran who was killed Monday trying to talk down a student shooter at a Nevada middle school, is being remembered as a hero.
Witnesses at Sparks Middle School in the city of Sparks, near Reno, described how Landsberry approached the armed 13-year-old boy and tried to get him to surrender a semi-automatic pistol he had used to shoot two fellow students. The boy then turned the weapon on Landsberry, fatally shooting him, before using the pistol to take his own life.
Kathy Gaarde, one of the people killed in Monday's shootings at Washington's Navy Yard, in a family photo. Her husband, Douglass, says the picture depicts Gaarde "with her 94-year-old mother who she cared for until she passed away last year."
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Frank Kohler, 50, is seen in a photo provided by his family. Kohler, of Tall Timbers, Md., was one of 12 victims killed in the shooting rampage at Washington's Navy Yard Monday.
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One day after 12 people and an alleged gunman died at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., details about their lives are beginning to emerge. On Tuesday, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (far right) attends a wreath-laying ceremony at the U.S. Navy Memorial in honor of the victims.
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A photo provided by the family of Martin Bodrog, shows the 54-year-old man from Annandale, Va., who was one of 12 people killed in the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard Monday.
Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 3:28 pm
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The victims of the Navy Yard shootings that brought panic and tragedy to a corner of Washington, D.C., on Monday morning are in many people's thoughts as their names and other information are released. We'll collect what we know about the victims here.
The man law enforcement have identified as the deceased gunman who opened fire at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Monday was arrested in Seattle in May of 2004 for shooting up a car.
According to police reports, Aaron Alexis was living with his grandmother in Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood that year. A construction crew was building a house next door, and one of the workers told police that Alexis stared at them every morning for a month leading up to the incident.
Originally published on Tue September 17, 2013 5:10 am
The sprawling Washington Navy Yard, scene of a deadly shooting Monday, is the Navy's oldest shore establishment and has long been considered the "ceremonial gateway" to the nation's capital.
The yard went into operation at the turn of the 19th century. Today, it employs thousands of people and is regarded as the "quarterdeck of the Navy" for its role as headquarters for the Naval District Washington.
Workers emerge from a building after a deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday. There are multiple injuries and deaths, and one gunman is dead. Police say they are searching for two other "potential" shooters.
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A police helicopter flies overhead as officers walk on the roof of a building.
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A Park Police helicopter removes a man from the scene of the shooting.
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Workers emerge from a building after a deadly shooting at the Navy Yard. Alexis's motive is still uncertain but, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said in a press conference that there is "no reason to suspect terrorism."
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A military guard stands at the scene of the shooting. Shots were fired at around 8:20 a.m. ET.
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Washington, D.C., Police Chief Cathy Lanier and Mayor Vincent Gray speak to the media.
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President Obama said the federal government will do all it can to ensure that "whoever carried out this cowardly act is held responsible."
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Office workers, who had been under lock down since the shootings this morning, leave the area around the Washington Navy Yard on Monday in Washington, D.C. Thirteen people were killed, including the suspected gunman, and several were wounded.
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Brittany Carter, of Bowie, MD., (left) Jibri Johnson, of Landon, MD., (center) and Bryan Beard of Washington D.C. hold candles in remembrance of the 12 victims killed in a shooting at the Washington Navy Yard earlier in the day.
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This undated cell phone photo provided shows a smiling Aaron Alexis in Fort Worth, Texas.
Designing safer schools doesn't mean turning them into military bunkers. That might have been an easy remodel back when schools were built like jails, filled with "cells" and controlled by bells. Today's schools are open, flexible spaces that allow students to combine and recombine into groups that learn from each other as much as they learn from the teacher.
Most of us spent the weekend following the coverage of Friday's tragic mass killing in Newtown, Conn. Have you changed your mind on gun control? Were you pro-gun rights until last Friday? Ross Reynolds takes your calls.
Following one of the worst school shootings in the country's history, what's already being done and what can be done to keep guns and violence out of classrooms? We talk with Mike Donlin of Washington state's School Safety Center. Then, we hear from former Seattle City Councilmember Tina Podlodowski about how Washington state could lead on gun control at the ballot box.
The country's latest episode of mass casualty gun violence has shaken Newtown, Connecticut, where 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday. Speaking from the White House, an at-times emotional President Obama said "we have been through this too many times." We talk with Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn about schools, safety and guns. We'll also talk about other city business, including the proposed South Lake Union rezone and last week's hearing on coal trains along the Seattle waterfront. Share your thoughts at 206.543.5869 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Canadian border guard is still recovering after being shot at the Peach Arch crossing north of Blaine, Washington. The suspect shot himself at the scene.
The shooting happened Tuesday afternoon when a White Ford Econovan with Washington State plates pulled up to the Peace Arch Border Crossing. In very short order, the female Canada Border Services Agency officer was shot in the neck and the driver of the van, a lone male, committed suicide.