Founded in 1705 and later incorporated in 1711, Newtown is considered one of the most affluent areas in Connecticut.
Until six years ago, it reveled in its tranquil setting and relative seclusion.
But on December 14, 2012, the serenity was shattered forever. On that day, Adam Lanza, a young man suffering from severe mental health issues which were left untreated, shot his mother at her home and then drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School where he killed 20 children and 6 adult staff. Lanza committed suicide as police arrived at the school.
It was the second-deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history at the time, after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings. The first emergency call from the school was received at about 9:35 am, and law enforcement personnel responded within minutes. The first officers to enter the building caught a glimpse of an individual dressed in dark clothing, and, after hearing a series of shots, they found Lanza near the door to Soto’s classroom, dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. As the scale of the attack became clear, dozens of state and local police officers descended on the school, which police officials said would remain closed as a crime scene “indefinitely.” The school would be demolished in 2014 and replaced by a new building—occupying the same site but with a different footprint—in 2016. Investigators determined that Lanza had used the AR-15 as his primary weapon throughout the attack, though he had taken his own life with a handgun.
It’s hard to know if the town will ever recover from this terrible tragedy. In the aftermath of the shooting, security measures were implemented to protect the children and staff. Every single parent and loved one of the victims wished it had been done a day earlier, a moment sooner.
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