|Sandy Hook will never be forgotten.|
It was just a lazy day until I heard on the news that a tragedy happened in Newtown, Connecticut. I heard about a school shooting. I shook my head and thought to myself that we just lived through Aurora Movie Theater shooting and Wisconsin Sikh Temple shootings.
We just got through the horrible tragedy of Tucson, where a mentally deranged man shot Gabrielle Giffords, the former Democratic lawmaker from Arizona. She is permanently brain damaged.
Christopher Dorner's rampage in Los Angeles, the Boston Marathon bombings, and the DC Navy Shooter were considered 2013's most horrible tragedies. Each individual involved were mass shooters and they had no concern for the lives they've taken during their rampage.
There were school shootings in Orlando, Pittsburgh, Toledo, Los Angeles and Chicago. These didn't make the national wires as much. But of course they're in urban areas. That's just rancor for the racist right to claim that public schools are a disease of Democrats and liberalism. They could careless of the young lives ruined by gun crimes.
But in suburban America, it's the talk of the nation. People will rush to the internet with outpouring of sympathy for those lost in these tragedies. I mean honestly, I was online with RIP to those little children and those teachers who died trying to protect them.
I mean I was kind of tearing up when I seen CBS News host Norah O'Donnell openly talk about her young children and how she could relate to the families of those lost. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school was President Barack Obama's moment of sorrow. He even felt that one as a parent.
I hate to be the parent that hears that their little children weren't coming home.
|President Barack Obama even shed a tear for those little children. He was really pissed that day.|
|Adam Lanza was a manchild with so much anger. He would be the lone gunman in America's worst school shooting.|
I mean Sandy Hook was considered one worst school shootings in American history. It ranks right up there with Columbine, Virginia Tech, University of Texas and Bath.
No one could imagine a deranged man like Adam Lanza would snap and end up killing innocent kids.
On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members in a mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.
Before driving to the school, Lanza shot and killed his mother Nancy at their Newtown home.
As first responders arrived, he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
It was the second deadliest mass shooting by a single person in American history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, and the second deadliest mass murder at a U.S. elementary school, after the 1927 Bath School bombings in Michigan.
The incident prompted renewed debate about gun control in the United States, and a proposal for new legislation banning the sale and manufacture of certain types of semi-automatic firearms and magazines with more than ten rounds of ammunition.
A November 2013 report issued by the Connecticut State Attorney's office concluded that the perpetrator acted alone and planned his actions, but no evidence collected provided any indication as to why he did so, or why he targeted Sandy Hook Elementary School.
|Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) tried to pass a gun control law. They were both considered pro-gun and pro-business lawmakers. Even their impact didn't move the needle on a stubborn Republican House and a filibuster prone Senate.|
The Huffington Post reports that one student was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, according to KDVR. The second student suffered a minor gunshot wound.
At a 1:45 p.m. press conference, County Sheriff Grayson Robinson said the suspect, who was a student, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Authorities “found his body in the internal portion of the school in a classroom,” Robinson said at a 3:00 press conference. The shooter is believed to have acted alone.
The shooter "targeted a specific teacher that he was interested in confronting," according to Robinson.
The student entered the high school carrying a shotgun Friday afternoon and asked for the teacher by name. When that teacher found out the armed student was asking for him, he left the school immediately. The teacher was not injured.
At a 6 p.m. MST press conference, the Arapahoe County Sheriff reported that one student has been released from the hospital, while a 15-year-old female student who also suffered a gunshot wound remains in critical condition. No students were injured in the evacuation, the sheriff said, though 3 suffered what he would call "anxiety attacks."
According to the Arapahoe Co. Sheriff, the identity of the shooter was known, but not to be released at the time.
Authorities recovered two devices from the scene, one thought to be a Molotov cocktail which had been detonated when recovered. The other device was rendered harmless, the sheriff said. Though it was unconfirmed at the time, the sheriff suggested that the shooting stemmed from a disagreement between the shooter and a teacher.
"It's a very difficult day for Littleton schools and Arapahoe High School," Scott Murphy, district superintendent, told the press.
We here at Journal de la Reyna continue to shine a light on those who were lost in the horrible tragedy at Sandy Hook. You are not forgotten.