When a gunman killed 20 students and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Pittsburgh Public Schools Superintendent Linda Lane says her first thoughts — Pittsburgh.
KDKA-AM’s Larry Richert talks to Tim Hetzner, President of the K-9 Comfort Dogs, about what they’re experiencing in Newtown, Conn. as they try to consul grieving families and friends of the shooting victims.
Spurred by a horrific elementary school shooting, President Barack Obama tasked his administration Wednesday with creating concrete proposals to reduce the gun violence that has plagued the country.
Dick’s Sporting Goods, one of the largest sporting goods retailers in the world, says it has removed all guns from its store nearest to Newtown, Connecticut, and is suspending the sale of certain kinds of semi-automatic rifles from its chains nationwide.
In its first comment following the horrific shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, the National Rifle Association today said it is “prepared to offer meaningful contributions to help make sure this never happens again.”
Following the events in Connecticut last Friday, there is a fundamental question that keeps crossing my mind: Why did this have to happen? How many more schools need to be shot up before we act? How many children need to die over a Constitutional Amendment that addressed the right for Americans to possess muskets?
KDKA-AM’s Larry Richert talks to Dr. Michael Panza, superintendent of the Sto-Rox Area School District, about he is doing at his schools in the wake of the shooting rampage.
Teachers may have been hit especially hard by what happened in Newtown, Connecticut.
You’ve heard by now about Dawn Hochsprung, the principal of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. She was killed when she confronted the gunman who invaded her school. Now, her cousin – who lives in the Pittsburgh area – is talking about her.
Just in case you were busy Monday, or wanted to hear a segment of Monday’s KDKA Afternoon News one more time, here’s a recap of the highlights.
It is nearly impossible to look at the photos of the children who died at Connecticut’s Sandy Hook Elementary School and not ask, “Why would God allow this to happen?” or “Why do bad things happen to good people?”
Armed school officers are now being used in the Butler Area School District. The school district got a court order over the weekend so it could arm officers in each of its schools on Monday in the wake of last week’s school shooting in Connecticut.
KDKA-AM’s Larry and John spend the morning with Dr. Christian Conte, a local nationally recognized family therapist and anger management expert, about how to deal with the Newtown,Conn. school shootings.
A grieving Connecticut town braced itself Monday to bury the first two of the 20 small victims of an elementary school gunman and debated when classes could resume – and where, given the carnage in the building and the children’s associations with it.
Although Newtown schools will remain closed Monday, officials have decided to hold a supervised program for district students.