Friday will mark one week since 20 children and six adults were killed when a gunman opened fire in a Newtown, Conn., elementary school.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Kennesaw is asking local churches to remember the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Conn. Twenty-six people—20 of them children—were killed Friday when a man opened fire inside the school. The suspected shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, committed suicide and his mother was found dead at the home where the two lived, according to Newtown Patch. The following message appears on Kennesaw's website: Local cities are joining in a Georgia Municipal Association initiative to encourage their local churches to ring their bells 26 times on Friday at 9:30 am in memory of the twenty children and six adults who lost their lives during the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. We appreciate your consideration of …
In the wake of last week's mass shootings—one at a mall, another at an elementary school—how safe do you feel? Should more measures be put in place to ensure safety?
On Tuesday, a gunman opened fire in an Oregon shopping mall, killing two. Then on Friday, the nation began looking toward Newtown, Conn., in the wake of a shooting at an elementary school that left 27 people dead, including 20 children. Related news: Newtown School Shootings: News Hub (Newtown Patch) Though these events happened far across the country, they have to make one wonder: “Could these shootings have happened where I live?” We shudder to imagine either of these tragic incidents happening in metro Atlanta, but in the wake of these tragedies, we want to know: How safe do you feel in public? Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.