School Tragedy Strikes Conneticut

Last Friday, December 14, devastating news traveled across the country as the second largest school shooting had taken place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

The shooter, 20 year old Adam Lanza, entered the building just five minutes after the school day started.  He shot the front door and came inside to first encounter and kill the school’s principal and psychologist.

 In total, Lanza, a former Sandy Hook student, killed 20 children and six adults in the school building.  All of the children were first graders, ages six and seven.  The adults in the building?  They are named heroes, as most of them put themselves between the shooter and their beloved school children.

Authorities have stated it appeared Lanza killed his mother in her home before rampaging the elementary school.  All of the guns used by Adam Lanza were registered under his mother’s name.

Much information is not known yet and police, detectives, and medical examiners are hard at work to track down as many clues as possible to try to create some sort of reasoning for this horrific act.

 Around the country, citizens have showed their support for the victims and families of the Newtown community.  There have been candle light vigils in honor of the lost ones and sentimental speeches from the President.

 Students and staff at Woodgrove High School are encouraged to wear green and white, Sandy Hook’s school colors, on Thursday to show support.