Connecticut Shooting http://www.kplu.org en Seattle-area clergy demand action on guns http://www.kplu.org/post/seattle-area-clergy-demand-action-guns <p></p><p>Seattle-area clergy from many faiths are presenting a united front against gun violence, demanding specific measures from elected leaders. Representing churches and synagogues, seminaries, mosques and Sikh temples, the religious leaders say it’s time to move beyond simply mourning the slaughter of 26 people in Newtown Connecticut. They say now it’s time for action.</p><p>Evoking a string of mass killings, including one in Seattle last spring, the clergy made the case for changing laws and changing attitudes. Imam Abdullah Polovina is with the Islamic Center of Shoreline.</p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 18:28:46 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7440 at http://www.kplu.org Seattle-area clergy demand action on guns What gun control could look like http://www.kplu.org/post/what-gun-control-could-look In a pair of recent decisions, the Supreme Court has made it clear that Americans have a constitutional right to own handguns for self-defense. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 23:08:13 +0000 Alan Greenblatt 7394 at http://www.kplu.org Details Of Newtown Shootings 'Too Difficult To Discuss' Now, Police Say http://www.kplu.org/post/details-newtown-shootings-too-difficult-discuss-now-police-say As new pieces of information come in about <a href="http://www.npr.org/series/167276841/shootings-in-newtown-conn" target="_blank">Friday's mass shooting</a> at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and six adults dead, we'll post them here.<p>The day began, just after 10 a.m. ET, with Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance telling reporters that most of the emerging evidence is "too difficult to discuss ... I'm not going to lie to you."<p><strong>Update at 6:49 p.m. ET. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 20:28:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 7386 at http://www.kplu.org Details Of Newtown Shootings 'Too Difficult To Discuss' Now, Police Say Kids may take days or weeks to process news of Conn. shooting http://www.kplu.org/post/kids-may-take-days-or-weeks-process-news-conn-shooting <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Sometimes kids don’t react right away to a trauma, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need help, says a Seattle child psychiatrist in the wake of Friday’s mass shooting in Connecticut. Dr. Robert Hilt, a psychiatrist at Seattle Children’s Hospital, says we all process tragic events in different ways, and kids who learned about last week’s shooting might not say much for days or even weeks.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7383 at http://www.kplu.org Social Media Pranksters Will Be Prosecuted, Officials Warn In Newtown http://www.kplu.org/post/social-media-pranksters-will-be-prosecuted-officials-warn-newtown Even as authorities struggle to gather real clues in Friday's horrific attack, they're warning that those promoting misinformation about the case are subject to prosecution.<p>"Misinformation is being posted on social media sites," Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said at a news conference Sunday. "These issues are crimes. They will be investigated, statewide and federally, and prosecution will take place when people perpetrating this information are identified."<p>In some cases, Vance said, people are posing as the dead gunman, Adam Lanza. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:04:15 +0000 7382 at http://www.kplu.org Social Media Pranksters Will Be Prosecuted, Officials Warn In Newtown School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say http://www.kplu.org/post/police-connecticut-school-shooter-armed-hundreds-rounds-ammunition Police on Sunday said 20-year-old Adam Lanza was armed with a high-powered rifle, two handguns and hundreds of rounds of ammunition when he forcibly entered a Newtown, Conn., elementary school and proceeded to gun down 20 young students and six faculty members.<p>The latest information on the tragedy, the worst violence at an elementary school in U.S. history, came ahead of President Obama's arrival in the town where Friday's mass shooting took place. The president met with families of the victims and planned to attend an evening vigil, where he will speak.<p>Connecticut State Police Lt. J. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 22:22:29 +0000 Scott Neuman 7380 at http://www.kplu.org School Shooter Armed With 'Hundreds' Of Rounds Of Ammunition, Police Say In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions And Stories Of Heroism http://www.kplu.org/post/connecticut-prayers-grief-questions-and-stories-heroism <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4rwdriJpkc</p> Sun, 16 Dec 2012 10:46:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 7379 at http://www.kplu.org In Connecticut: Prayers, Grief, Questions And Stories Of Heroism Police make contact with Lanza's 'missing' girlfriend and friend; Mother found dead in home http://www.kplu.org/post/police-make-contact-lanzas-missing-girlfriend-and-friend-mother-found-dead-home <p><strong><em>Note: Details from this tragedy have changed since this article was published on Friday. </em></strong></p><p><a href="http://www.kplu.org/term/connecticut-shooting"><strong>Please see updated information here. &nbsp;</strong></a></p><p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A law enforcement official says that 20-year-old Adam Lanza, suspect in the Connecticut school shootings, killed his mother at their home Friday and then drove his mother's car to the school where he went on a deadly rampage.</p><p>Adam Lanza's mother, Nancy, was a teacher at the school, said the law enforcement official.</p><p>One of the officials said earlier Friday that a girlfriend of one of the Lanza brothers and another friend were missing in New Jersey. Subsequently, the third official said police had talked with the girlfriend. One of the friends had to be reached in California, so it took some time.</p><p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 09:06:08 +0000 The Associated Press 7374 at http://www.kplu.org Police make contact with Lanza's 'missing' girlfriend and friend; Mother found dead in home Vigils and support for victims and families in greif-stricken Newtown http://www.kplu.org/post/vigils-and-support-victims-and-families-greif-stricken-newtown Hours after a Connecticut community was riven by a deadly gun assault on an elementary school's students and staff, residents reached out to support one another, and to grieve. Sat, 15 Dec 2012 06:29:32 +0000 Bill Chappell 7375 at http://www.kplu.org Vigils and support for victims and families in greif-stricken Newtown Tragedy In Connecticut: 20 Children, 6 Adults Killed At Elementary School http://www.kplu.org/post/tragedy-connecticut-20-children-6-adults-killed-elementary-school <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIA0W69U2_Y</p> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 04:09:02 +0000 Mark Memmott 7366 at http://www.kplu.org Tragedy In Connecticut: 20 Children, 6 Adults Killed At Elementary School Some Wash. schools boost security after Conn. shooting http://www.kplu.org/post/some-wash-schools-boost-security-after-conn-shooting <p></p><p>School personnel and law enforcement around Seattle are stepping up school security in light to this Friday’s shooting in Connecticut. School officials say they know of no threats, but in an abundance of caution they’ve been taking some extra measures.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:26:44 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7373 at http://www.kplu.org Ryan Lanza, brother of Connecticut gunman, 'extremely cooperative' with investigation http://www.kplu.org/post/ryan-lanza-brother-connecticut-gunman-extremely-cooperative-investigation <p>A law enforcement official briefed on the investigation of the Connecticut school massacre says the brother of the gunman has been "extremely cooperative" and is not under arrest.</p><p>The official tells The Associated Press that Ryan Lanza, of Hoboken, N.J., is still be being questioned but is not in custody and is not believed to have any connection to the school killings.</p><p>The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly on the investigation.</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 23:25:22 +0000 The Associated Press 7372 at http://www.kplu.org Emotional Obama pledges "meaningful action" to prevent shootings http://www.kplu.org/post/emotional-obama-pledges-meaningful-action-prevent-shootings <p>WASHINGTON (AP) — A tearful President Barack Obama said Friday he grieved first as a father about the massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, declaring, "Our hearts are broken today." He called for "meaningful action" to prevent such shootings but did not say what it should be.</p><blockquote><p>"The majority of those who died were children — beautiful, little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old," Obama said.</p></blockquote><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&amp;v=mIA0W69U2_Y</p><p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 22:38:30 +0000 The Associated Press 7371 at http://www.kplu.org Emotional Obama pledges "meaningful action" to prevent shootings Timeline: World's deadliest mass shootings http://www.kplu.org/post/timeline-worlds-deadliest-mass-shootings <p>A gunman at a Connecticut elementary school killed more than two dozen people, including children, on Friday. It is among the world’s worst mass shootings.</p><p>Here is a look at others:</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 20:04:23 +0000 The Associated Press 7367 at http://www.kplu.org Family members relay reports from kids about CT shooting http://www.kplu.org/post/family-members-relay-reports-kids-about-ct-shooting <p>NEWTOWN, Conn. &nbsp;— Family members are relaying what children told them about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Stephen&nbsp;Delgiadice&nbsp;says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em;">His daughter is fine.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin: 0px 0px 1.2em;">He says the shooting is alarming because his family always considered Newtown to be the safest place in America.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:04:35 +0000 The Associated Press 7364 at http://www.kplu.org