WSAW NewsChannel 7  | Central WI, Wausau, Rhinelander  |  News, Weather, Sports

Newton Plans Quiet Anniversary of School Shooting

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Newtown plans to mark on year since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting with memorial services and the ringing of bells for the victims.

Gov. Dannel Malloy asked houses of worship to ring their bells 26 times -- once for each of the victims killed inside Sandy Hook.

Newtown officials asked for privacy and joined victims' families Monday in calling for people to mark the anniversary by performing acts of kindness or volunteering with charities. The town had no formal events planned for Saturday, and officials discouraged the news media from coming to Newtown.

Gunman Adam Lanza killed his mother inside their Newtown home before driving to the school where he carried out his rampage. He killed himself as police arrived.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 235870881