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Maryland schools answer snowflake call for Sandy Hook students

Sandy Hook Elementary School students will return to a new school after winter break. To help make it a welcoming environment, the Connecticut PTSA is asking for paper snowflakes that volunteers will string throughout the school.

Monday - 12/31/2012, 01:41pm EST

Tags: newtown, conn., Sandy Hook, donations, Stephanie Steinberg

Comfort dogs visit Newtown, Conn. community

The residents of Newtown, Conn., are getting help from volunteers skilled in offering comfort. And they do it without saying a word.

Tuesday - 12/18/2012, 04:06pm EST

Tags: Kate Ryan, comfort dogs, Sandy Hook, newtown, conn.

Obama addresses a grieving community

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.

Monday - 12/17/2012, 05:28am EST

Tags: newtown, conn., Sandy Hook, Rachel Nania, President Obama


PG police buy back guns with special urgency this weekend

Some area gunowners who exchanged guns for gift cards Saturday in Prince George's County said that the Friday shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., factored in their decision to turn in their guns.

Saturday - 12/15/2012, 07:14pm EST

Tags: guns, Crime, Ari Ashe, Sandy Hook

Families of Va. Tech victims offer condolences

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.

Saturday - 12/15/2012, 05:42pm EST

Tags: Virginia Tech massacre, Sandy Hook, gun control

More than 400 guns collected at Baltimore event

Baltimore City Council President Bernard "Jack" Young says more than 400 city residents got rid of firearms during a gun buyback event held in the wake of Friday's mass shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut.

Saturday - 12/15/2012, 05:32pm EST

Tags: guns, Crime, Sandy Hook

Growing from traumatic experiences, set-backs

Caroline Miller, a Bethesda-based expert in positive psychology, explains that as hard as it seems now, some good really does come from awful things.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 11:53pm EST

Tags: newtown, conn., Sandy Hook, Caroline Miller, Rachel Nania


Talking to kids about tragedy, educators' guidelines

In a crisis, experts say talking to children about the event is important, but must be done with sensitivity and awareness.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 07:17pm EST

Tags: educators, Sandy Hook, newtown, conn., school shooting, talking to kids


'Absolutely heartbreaking': Sandy Hook teacher's terrifying experience

Teacher Laura Feinstein, a reading specialist, was in the Sandy Hook Elementary school when the shooter started on his rampage. She is the sister-in-law of WTOP anchor Debra Feinstein. Laura Feinstein spoke with WTOP after the shooting.

Friday - 12/14/2012, 04:34pm EST

Tags: Sandy Hook, teacher, Laura Feinstein

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