Tuesday, December 18, 2012
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LOCAL TEMPLE HOLDING FUNDRAISER FOR CONNECTICUT VICTIM: Stoughton's Ahavath Torah Congregation is holding a fundraiser for the family of 6-year-old Noah Pozner, who was a victim of the Newtown, CT school shooting that took the lives of 20 young children and six teachers and administrators. Noah had a twin sister and an 8-year-old sister, both of whom survived the Dec. 14 tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the Boston Herald reports. Ahavath Torah Congregation President David Schulze tells About Town, "There are no real deep formal plans. We just decided today that we needed to do something and it was clear to me that we need to stand with our Jewish community here and everywhere. I talked with board member Jon Bloom and vice …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
In the wake of the tragic mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, Superintendent of Stoughton Schools said the District Crisis Team met Sunday to review Stoughton's safety plans and procedures.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Editor's Note: Originally posted 6 a.m. on Dec. 15 and updated at 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 16. The following is a message Dr. Marguerite Rizzi, Superintendent of the Stoughton Public Schools sent to members of the media and a letter to parents Sunday afternoon following a meeting of the Schools' District Crisis Team. The meeting came in the wake of the Friday morning shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. Adam Lanza, 20, reportedly killed his mother then 20 children and six adults at the elementary school, before killing himself. Dr. Rizzi also issued a statement Friday evening in regards to the shooting. That statement can be found below as well. *** STATEMENT TO MEDIA (Sunday, Dec. 16) We wish to reassure the parents of …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Local and state police in Newtown, Conn., were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 a.m. Friday morning after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school.
UPDATED at 8:40 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15... NEWTOWN, CT -- Connecticut police said Friday afternoon that 26 people, including 20 children, were killed at an elementary school after a gunman opened fire. Another adult was killed at a second location. The Scene Police in Newtown were called to the Sandy Hook School at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call Friday morning. Authorities said the gunman was found dead inside the school. He was reportedly armed with four guns and a high-powered assault rifle. Authorities said during a press conference that they have retrieved three weapons from the scene. A parent interviewed on CBS News told the network on Friday that his 8-year-old daughter said she heard an argument and cursing over the …