Families Mark 10 Years Since Sandy Hook Massacre

Families Mark 10 Years Since Sandy Hook Massacre

Families Mark 10 Years Since Sandy Hook Massacre: On December 14, 2012, in the late afternoon, I arrived at this location. I spent the rest of that day and the following month or so reporting from this area, which was still reeling from the massacre of 20 children and six adults that had taken place at the elementary school adjacent to the firehouse.

The photos you see here are just a small sample of the hundreds I captured on my phone while covering the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy and hopping between press conferences, improvised memorials, and funerals. a gut punch to the gut. The killed kids were between the ages of 6 and 7. There were service dogs everywhere.

Children arriving on buses waved to the throngs of reporters, television vans, and video teams that had poured on Newtown as the schools reopened. After the murders’ initial week, the media frenzy had subsided. But the frequently arduous healing process went on.

Owen. Chris Murphy, one of the first senators to arrive at the firehouse that day, once told me that “Newtown was a secluded, quiet area before the shooting.” “And it is still. If you want to live an extravagant, public life, you shouldn’t relocate to Newtown. As a result, Newtown’s recovery has also been quiet and secretive.

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A few years after the shootings, a woman who came upon a photo gallery I had online contacted me an email and requested permission to use a few of the pictures in a PowerPoint presentation for a program she had developed to improve school safety. It belonged to Josephine Gay’s mother, who lost her child at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

It’s difficult to express the significance of stumbling into your images, Michelle Gay wrote. There were a lot of photos taken of us during terrible times, but yours best depict the grace and beauty of our neighborhood as well as the early outpouring of love and support.