Newtown School Massacre
President Barack Obama is vowing to use "whatever power this office holds" to safeguard the nation's children, raising the prospect that he will pursue policy changes to stem gun violence in the wake of an elementary school massacre.
An official fund has been established for families of the victims of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Weapons used by Connecticut gunman Adam Lanza, who killed 20 children and six school workers Friday after killing his mother at their home. Lanza committed suicide in Sandy Hook Elementary School.
On Sunday night, President Obama addressed a crowd of grieving community members in Newtown, Conn., just three days after a mass shooting in the town's elementary school that left 20 children and six adults dead.
The Episcopal bishop of Washington and the dean of the Washington National Cathedral are calling for stricter gun control in their Sunday sermons.
President Barack Obama has arrived in Newtown, Conn., to console families, thank first responders and speak at a vigil in memory of the 26 teachers and schoolchildren killed during a shooting spree at an elementary school Friday.
Calling the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School "the last straw," Rev. Canon Gary Hall used his sermon Sunday to appeal to the faith community to rally behind gun control efforts.
The gunman in the Connecticut shooting rampage shot his mother four times in the head before going to the school and gunning down 26, authorities said Sunday as details emerged suggesting that Adam Lanza had planned an even more gruesome massacre but was stopped short.
Worshippers hurriedly left a church Sunday, saying they were told there was a bomb threat not far from the elementary school where 20 kids and six adults were massacred.
Police in Prince George's and Montgomery counties say residents will likely spot more police cars around schools, but urge locals not to be alarmed.
Names and ages of the 26 people gunned down at a Connecticut elementary school Friday in the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history:
At Newtown High School, Adam Lanza had trouble relating to fellow students and teachers, but that was only part of his problem. He seemed not to feel physical or psychological pain in the same way as classmates.
Fighting back tears and struggling to catch his breath, the father of a 6-year-old gunned down in the school shooting in Connecticut told the world Saturday about a little girl who loved to draw and was always smiling, and he also reserved surprising words of sympathy for the gunman.
Patrick Fiel, former executive director of school security for D.C. Public Schools
Clint Van Zandt, former FBI profiler
Inside the four-bedroom colonial set on a small rise, Nancy Lanza was already dead. But it was early yet, and it would be hours before her body was found _ time enough for her son to unleash a slaughter.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the "innocent little boys and girls" killed by a gunman at their school were "taken from their families far too soon."
The father of the gunman in the Connecticut school rampage says his family is saddened and struggling to make sense of what happened.
Peter Lanza, the father of 20-year-old Adam Lanza, who shot to death his mother in their home and then slaughtered 26 people in an elementary school before killing himself, issued the following statement Saturday:
The families of the victims of the 2007 mass shooting at Virginia Tech are offering their condolences to those affected by the Connecticut elementary school shooting.