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Why Sandy Hook Families Are Citing a 1970s Slingshot Injury

They're hoping the Connecticut state supreme court will allow their case to move forward

(Newser) - The families of nine Sandy Hook victims, along with a wounded teacher who survived, have for years been going after the maker of Adam Lanza's "weapon of choice"—the Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle. This week, they'll see if their lawsuit has teeth. Filed in 2014 , the suit... More »

Sandy Hook Shooter Hadn't Left Room in 3 Months: Docs

FBI releases more than 1,500 pages of documents on Sandy Hook shooting

(Newser) - "He was singularly focused and obsessed with mass murders," the FBI writes about Adam Lanza in a newly unsealed interview. The New York Daily News reports the FBI released more than 1,500 pages of documents on the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting Tuesday. Most of the heavily redacted... More »

Lawyer: Key Missing From Sandy Hook Massacre Room

He says the emergency folder he inspected should have contained a key

(Newser) - A missing key "is going to be a big part of our case moving forward," says a lawyer for two families who are suing Newtown, Conn., over the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre. The Danbury News Times reports that the school district had said in court documents that each... More »

Parents of Newtown Victims Want to See Teachers' Keys

Lawsuit alleges school didn't provide them

(Newser) - Lawyers for the parents of two children killed in the Newtown school shooting are demanding to see evidence that two slain teachers had access to keys that could have been used to lock the doors of their classrooms. The attorneys asked a judge this week to allow them to examine... More »

Persistent Hoax Claims Hang Over Sandy Hook Anniversary

And parents who lost their children talk about life after tragedy

(Newser) - Wednesday is the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting, in which 20 elementary school students and six teachers were killed by a gunman in Newtown, Connecticut. It was the deadliest school shooting in US history and third deadliest US shooting of any kind. Here's what you need to... More »

Daughter of Sandy Hook Victim Has Plea for Trump

She wants him to cut his ties with Alex Jones

(Newser) - Erica Lafferty, daughter of slain Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung, wants Donald Trump to cut his ties with a man who claims the 2012 Connecticut mass shooting didn't really happen. Radio host Alex Jones, who also runs the Infowars website, "has fanned the flames of a... More »

Sandy Hook Truther Busted for Threatening Sandy Hook Victim's Parent

Lucy Richards allegedly texted death threats

(Newser) - A "Sandy Hook truther" has been arrested, accused of threatening a parent of one of the children killed in the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting in 2012. Lucy Richards, 57, is one of the people who believes the shooting, which resulted in the deaths of 20 children and six... More »

Newtown Families' Suit Against Gun Maker Dismissed

Their lawyer vows an immediate appeal

(Newser) - A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis... More »

New Sandy Hook School Is Ready for Students

Place of 'laughter, love, and learning' born from tragedy

(Newser) - The name Sandy Hook Elementary School is one that will conjure up images of horror for most Americans—but officials want it to be a place of hope and happiness. The new school in Newtown, Connecticut, is ready for students, almost four years after 20 students and six educators were... More »

Newtown Families' AR-15 Suit Is Chugging Along—Surprisingly

That's not to say its chances look good

(Newser) - In the wake of the Orlando shooting , the New York Times takes a look at how Newtown, Conn., families' battle against the semi-automatic weapon used is faring—and the answer is surprisingly well, at least compared with expectations. That's not to say their suit has gone far: The case... More »

Sandy Hook Truther Sues University That Fired Him

James Tracy says his constitutional rights were violated

(Newser) - The Sandy Hook conspiracy theorist who was fired from his professorship at Florida Atlantic University in January is suing the university. For years, James Tracy has been claiming on his personal blog that the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre was a hoax staged to increase support for gun control, and... More »

Adam Lanza's 'Granny' Story Will Be Kept Secret

'Hartford Courant' tried to access documents via an FOIA request

(Newser) - The Hartford Courant is "disappointed" and "assessing our options" after a judge scuttled its request to access the private writings of Sandy Hook shooter Adam Lanza. The newspaper first asked state police to hand over the documents in January 2014; when that didn't happen, it went to... More »

Prof Who Says Sandy Hook Was a Hoax Getting Fired

Parents of victim say he harassed them

(Newser) - A Florida Atlantic University professor has been making waves for years with his conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre, and now the school is taking action. James Tracy has been claiming on his blog since 2013 that the Newtown, Conn., elementary school shooting was staged, and FAU has reprimanded... More »

Oregon Sheriff Shared Sandy Hook Conspiracy Video

Man investigating school shooting may have thought another was a hoax

(Newser) - In the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting two years ago, Sheriff John Hanlin—who is in charge of investigating Thursday's mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon—shared a conspiracy video that makes a number of outrageous claims about the massacre that left 20 children... More »

Town Tears Down Lanza Home

Newtown lot will be left as open space

(Newser) - The Connecticut home of the man who carried out the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School has been demolished, officials in Newtown say. The 2.1-acre lot where the 3,100-square-foot house once stood in a leafy, suburban neighborhood will be left as open space under a plan approved... More »

Sandy Hook Victim's Family Tries to Trademark Her Name

Because of social media trolls

(Newser) - The family of a teacher killed in the Sandy Hook school massacre has applied to trademark her name in an attempt to stop others from misusing it on social media. Victoria Soto was a 27-year-old first-grade teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School who authorities have said hid students and tried... More »

Newtown Votes to Destroy Lanza Home

School shooter's home will become open space

(Newser) - The Newtown, Conn., home that one neighbor describes as "a constant reminder of the evil that resided there" is going to be destroyed. Officials in the town have voted to tear down the home where Adam Lanza lived and leave the land as open space, reports the Hartford Courant... More »

Sandy Hook Families Sue Bushmaster

Claim gunmaker knew massacre risks, marketed 'weapon of choice' anyway

(Newser) - Two years ago yesterday, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and fired 154 bullets in less than five minutes, killing 20 small children and six educators. Today, the families of nine of the victims, along with a wounded teacher who survived, have filed suit against the maker of... More »

Why Carpets Were Burned in Adam Lanza's Home

Bank didn't want them or anything else in house sold as memorabilia

(Newser) - The house that once belonged to Newtown shooter Adam Lanza and his mother just changed hands , but don't expect to see any of their old belongings up for sale as creepy memorabilia. The bank that transferred ownership to Newtown at no cost made sure of that by burning everything... More »

Adam Lanza's 'Unsalable' House to Get New Owner

Town of Newtown deeded home by bank

(Newser) - The town of Newtown, Conn., will soon be the owner of a 3,100-square-foot Colonial-style home on 2.1 acres that is otherwise, per a lawyer involved with the house, essentially unsalable: that of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter Adam Lanza. Lanza killed his mother Nancy in the home; at... More »

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