Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting Descriptive Essay by Carly Evans

A description of the shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, the victims of the shooting, and the aftermath.
# 152174 | 3,188 words | 28 sources | MLA | 2013 | US
Published by on Jan 09, 2013 in Criminology (Public and Crime) , Hot Topics (Gun Control)

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On December 14th, 2012, tragedy struck Sandy Hook Elementary when Adam Lanza broke in with three semi-automatic weapons and began attacking the students and the staff. With the resulting deaths of twenty children and six adults, Lanza had acted out the second most deadly mass shooting in American history, second only to the Virginia Tech incident April 16th, 2007. This article looks at the town where the tragedy took place, the shooter Adam Lanza, the tragic events of that fateful day, and the reactions to the shooting from around the nation.

From the Paper:

"So far, neither the bill offered from the NRA, nor an assault weapons ban, nor a mental health care provision has been introduced to either side of Congress as of yet. President Obama has entrusted Vice President Biden to head up a research committee on what kind of action they should take next, but nothing is expected until the end of January. Meanwhile, the students of Sandy Hook Elementary returned to school for the first time since the shooting on January 3rd, 2013 with a few students and teachers missing. The healing will take time for those who have lost loved ones in the shooting, a town will have to look at itself in a different light after such a tragedy, a country will need to make responsible decisions on how they wish to proceed, and we as a people can all say that we can do better than this."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • "Enrollment Report as of November 30, 2012". Newtown Public School District. December 4, 2012. Retrieved 01/02/2013
  • Barron, James (December 14, 2012). "Nation Reels After Gunman Massacres 20 Children at School in Connecticut". The New York Times. Retrieved 01/02/2013
  • Kreider, Randy. "Adam Lanza's Mom Pulled Him Out of School: Relative". ABC News. Retrieved 01/02/2013
  • "Adam Lanza Took Western Connecticut State University Courses When He Was 16". The Huffington Post. December 17, 2012. Retrieved 01/02/2013
  • Halbfinger, David M (December 14, 2012). "A Gunman, Recalled as Intelligent and Shy, Who Left Few Footprints in Life". The New York Times. Retrieved 01/02/2013

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