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Newtown Elementary School Shooting

Twenty-six people — 20 students and six adults — were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14. In this special report, we bring news from the scene and offer expert perspective on the tragedy.


Man kills 26 at Conn. school, including 20 kids Officials have confirmed the death toll at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. shooting has reached 26 plus the gunman, who took his own life. Full Story

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Active shooters in schools: Should teachers be trained by police firearms instructors? By Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief
Should at least one teacher on every floor of every school in America be armed, trained, annually qualified, and ready/willing to end a deadly threat in their school? Full Story
Newtown shooting: Stopping the active shooter By Dan Marcou, PoliceOne Columnist
Active shooters can be stopped long before someone dies by understanding that most shooters pass through a fantasy stage, planning stage, preparation stage, approach stage, and implementation stage. Full Story
Newtown shooting: Why Minutemen can protect against active shooters By Dick Fairburn, PoliceOne Columnist
The attack at the Sandy Hook Elementary School was committed by yet another "troubled young man." We need to protect groups of innocents from attack by "lone wolf" active shooters has reached a point that demands action. Full Story
Newtown shooting: First responders must be prepared for the rollercoaster of emotions By Leischen Stelter, PoliceOne Contributor
Unfortunately, these senseless and tragic shootings will continue to happen around the country. One of the aspects that doesn’t often get discussed (certainly not in the mainstream media, anyway), is the impact these violent incidents have on law enforcement and first responders. Full Story
Newtown shooting: A message to first responders By Barbara Schwartz, PoliceOne Contributor
If you made the scene in Newtown, then you’ve been injured. All normal, feeling human beings who responded to the Sandy Hook school will be affected on some level. In fact, even if you’ve watched this unfold from afar, that follows below is probably pertinent to your wellbeing. Full Story
Newtown shooting: Thoughts from an Aurora officer By Andrew Eways, PoliceOne Contributor
As a police officer in Aurora, Colorado — a city that is only just beginning to recover from one of the largest mass shootings in the history of the United States — the news of the Newtown shooting stopped me in my tracks. But I wasn't shocked that it had happened. I wasn't in a state of disbelief. I was outraged that it had happened again. Full Story

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