Parents' fears as Sandy Hook students prepare to return to school this week /12/14/article-2248426-1684E98F000005DC-983_634x352.jpg” alt=”Sandy Hook 1st graders learn about the three As of concert behavior: attention, appreciation, and applause” class=”blkBorder” height=”352″ width=”634″> Before the massacre: Sandy Hook first graders learn about the three As of concert behavior – attention, appreciation, and applause Horror: Crying children are led from the school where the gunman opened fire on December 14 Devastation: Sandy Hook Elementary School, home to 700 students, was attacked by a crazed gunman on Friday, December 14, and changed the course of history Connors said his children are excited to go back to school but predicted they might be nervous as the first day approaches. He hopes the grief counseling services continue, he said.
I was first to see the Sandy Hook carnage: British clergyman describes agony of comforting parents as they asked: 'Where's my child'Rev Clive Calver went straight to the school after hearing of the shootingHe was with parents as they heard that their children were among the deadHe also held the funeral of only British victim six-year-old Dylan Hockley | UPDATED: 11:31 GMT, 24 December 2012 A British clergyman has described how he was among the first on the scene of the Sandy Hook school shooting – and was with the families when they heard the news their children had died. Rev Clive Calver, who was born in London but now leads the Walnut Hill Community Church, in Conneticut, took the funeral of Dylan Hockley, the six-year-old British boy who was killed when crazed gunman Adam Lanza went on a rampage which left 20 children and six teachers dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Dylan, who suffered from autism, died cradled in the arms of his devoted special needs teacher Anne Marie Murphy who was also killed. Rev Clive Calver, left, was among the first on the scene and held the funeral of British victim six-year-old Dylan Hockley, right Dylan's funeral was held at the Walnut Hill Community Church on Friday His father Ian Hockley, 42, moved his family from Eastleigh, Hampshire, to Newtown, Connecticut, two years ago in the belief that America would give his boys – Dylan and big brother Jake, eight – a better start in life.
'You're going to have Christmas and Hanukkah': Heroic teacher's promise to her first grade class that she saved from school massacre gunman – by hiding them in bathroomKaitlin Roig, 29, ushered her 15 first-grade students into a bathroom after Adam Lanza shot out the classroom windowsShe says she was struck by the bravery of the children, including one who said he could fight the gunman with karateMs Roig and fellow teacher Maryrose Kristopik survived the attack unharmed – along with their students | UPDATED: 10:29 GMT, 18 December 2012 Among the tragic victims of the Sandy Hook massacre were remarkable stories of survival – and heroism.
'These tragedies MUST end': Obama signals tougher gun laws just moments after comforting devastated families of Sandy Hook massacre victimsPresident led interfaith service in Newtown, Connecticut Sunday night'We can't tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them we must change,' Mr Obama said at memorialPresident questioned if we are 'prepared to say that such violence visited on our children is somehow the price of our freedom' Mourners waited in drizzling rain for hours to access eventA number of families whose children attend Sandy Hook Elementary School were frustrated after being denied seats even though visitors were waved into auditorium | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 17 December 2012 In the wake of Friday's unspeakable tragedy, it is hard to imagine that anyone would be smiling in Newtown, Connecticut.
The tragic last school picture of first graders who were gunned down by Sandy Hook shooter with their substitute teacher | UPDATED: 23:24 GMT, 17 December 2012 Fifteen hopeful, smiling faces beam at the camera for a school picture just a few months ago- a picture which could be from any class in any school in America. But this is not just any picture of any class. It is the last class photograph of the group of Sandy Hook first graders who were wiped out in a hail of bullets on Friday by crazed gunman Adam Lanza.
We're having a wonderful American adventure, said Dylan's father. Days later, the British boy was deadThe father of the British boy murdered in U.S