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Naugy’s Reaction to Newtown Shooting

December 21, 2012 Leave a comment

By Angie DeRosa
Editor, NHS Greyhound

Students filed into Anthony Sorge’s eighth period English class as they had done every other day prior to Dec. 17. Desks shuffled around and conversations were ongoing. Sorge came around from his desk to the front of the room. He quickly quieted students down and told then he had something to say following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

On Dec. 14 at approximately 9:35 a.m., 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook after killing his mother, Nancy, at her Newtown home. He then turned the gun on himself.

The massacre was the second-deadliest shooting at an educational institution in United States history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre which left 33 dead.

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