The Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

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Zuri Gacia
Ann Cumba GOT2305
23 November 2015
“They had their entire lives ahead of them - birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. Among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams” ("STUDENT NEWS"). One morning in Newtown, Connecticut, many children and staff of Sandy Hook Elementary were ready to begin their daily routine of attending school, or work. Unfortunately, they were not aware that this would be the last time they do so. The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary ended the lives of several staff and young children. This devastating tragedy added fuel to the controversial gun argument. Parents of the children lobbied to pass gun reform laws which would help provide safety for citizens and prevent awful events similar to this from occurring in the future.
“The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting occurred on December 14, 2012, in Newtown, Connecticut, when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot twenty children and six adult staff members” ("Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting"). “It was the deadliest mass shooting at a high school or grade school in U.S. history and the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in America”("Screening Sandy Hook"). Several families lost a loved one all due to someone 's selfishness to provoke harm to many innocent lives. “At some point before he went to the school, investigators believe Adam Lanza, killed his mother, Nancy Lanza” ("Sandy Hook Shooting:

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