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December 14, 2012
20:55 // 1 year ago

soupsoup:

One of the reasons why I have mixed feelings about covering these kind of stories.

I think a lot of people feel this way today. 

(EDIT: More thoughts on the matter here.)

(via brooklynmutt)

20:53 // 1 year ago
This is why getting the suspect’s name right is important. (FWIW, Ryan Lanza is in custody — for questioning — while Adam Lanza is the alleged suspect according to the Associated Press, though the Connecticut state police won’t confirm. He was found dead. The two had their names inverted in earlier reports. It is not clear if Ryan Lanza had a role or not.)
UPDATE: The AP reports that Ryan Lanza appears not to have a tie to the shooting. Which makes this point even more relevant.

This is why getting the suspect’s name right is important. (FWIW, Ryan Lanza is in custody — for questioning — while Adam Lanza is the alleged suspect according to the Associated Press, though the Connecticut state police won’t confirm. He was found dead. The two had their names inverted in earlier reports. It is not clear if Ryan Lanza had a role or not.)

UPDATE: The AP reports that Ryan Lanza appears not to have a tie to the shooting. Which makes this point even more relevant.

16:57 // 1 year ago
sesamestreet:

Here are some resources to help parents and caregivers speak with children about today’s events. (PDF): http://www.sesameworkshop.org/assets/1192/src/HereForEachOther_vEng2012Modified.pdf

Sesame Street as public service.

sesamestreet:

Here are some resources to help parents and caregivers speak with children about today’s events. (PDF): http://www.sesameworkshop.org/assets/1192/src/HereForEachOther_vEng2012Modified.pdf

Sesame Street as public service.

(via libawr)

16:42 // 1 year ago
As a country, we have been through this too many times…we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.
President Obama, in a statement on the Sandy Hook shooting. While we don’t mean to be crass at a moment like this, the phrasing of this could suggest an increased focus on gun control within the administration, which would be a major development.

(Source: youtube.com)

16:24 // 1 year ago
15:56 // 1 year ago

jaredbkeller:

SERIOUSLY PEOPLE, JUST STOP

Yes, this. Remember, “Ryan Lanza” is probably a rather common name.

15:21 // 1 year ago

CBS: Connecticut shooting suspect purchased gun legally

President Obama is set to speak on the incident within the hour.

15:11 // 1 year ago
12:50 // 1 year ago
nationalpost:


Gunman dead, teacher injured after elementary school shooting in ConnecticutA school shooting in Connecticut ended with the shooter dead Friday, with at least one teacher wounded and frightened students fleeing outdoors.The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.It wasn’t clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital. (AP)


There are some early reports that the school’s principal and psychologist were killed in the shooting, along with a number of children.

nationalpost:

Gunman dead, teacher injured after elementary school shooting in Connecticut
A school shooting in Connecticut ended with the shooter dead Friday, with at least one teacher wounded and frightened students fleeing outdoors.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

It wasn’t clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital. (AP)

There are some early reports that the school’s principal and psychologist were killed in the shooting, along with a number of children.

12:30 // 1 year ago