Remembering Sandy HookDecember 14, 2020
On December 14, 2012, a shooter opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 first-graders and six educators. It was one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history and sent shockwaves across Connecticut.
The impact of this tragedy was felt throughout our community. On the eighth anniversary of Sandy Hook, please take a moment to remember the victims.
Some of us in the community had a personal connection to a person who was harmed that day and that makes the anniversary that much more difficult to stomach. One of my friends was in the building during the massacre. Although I felt a brief moment of relief when I heard that she was okay, I was still shocked and numbed by the amount of people who were not as lucky.
Sandy Hook led to meaningful gun control legislation, school safety improvements and a focus on mental health issues.
We remember Sandy Hook today and recognize there is more we can do to promote common sense gun laws that protect the lives of innocent people.