An award named after Charlotte Bacon, who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, was established to encourage children from around the world to think about and perform simple acts of kindness.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Friday, December 28, 2012
Officials say it's better to distribute gifts locally, according to a report from the Associated Press.
Since the Sandy Hook school shooting on Dec. 14, gifts have poured into Newtown from all over the world. In Sandy Hook and on the steps of Edmond Town Hall, piles of candles, teddy bears, letters of well wishing and other memorials have sprouted up. But now town officials are respectfully requesting a halt to the gifts. First Selectman Pat Llodra, Police Chief Michael Kehoe and superintendent Janet Robinson are among those who asked for gifts to stop Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. Additionally, Llodra told residents in a townwide call Saturday that existing gifts -- including signs and teddy bears -- would be "gathered and processed" into soil to serve as the foundation for a future Sandy Hook memorial, according to the …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Soon after a Westboro Baptist leader announced plans to picket funerals of Sandy Hook shooting victims, a hacker group posted their personal information online.
The leader of the Westboro Baptist Church, an extremist organization that is known for picketing soldiers' funerals in protest of gay marriages - which they believe is the cause of everything evil - announced on Twitter Sunday it would picket funerals of Sandy Hook shooting victims. Soon after the announcement that they would be "singing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing judgement," msnNOW reported that Hackers collective Anonymous posted church members' contact information, including phone numbers, addresses and e-mails, online. According to an article on GlobalPost.com "it is unclear if they will actually be present, as the hate group is known for planning pickets and then not showing up, as they did after the Aurora…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Sherlach was school psychologist at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, the site of a deadly shooting rampage on Friday.