State lawmakers have begun a new effort to figure out strategies for heading off school shootings, like the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook in Connecticut, when a gunman killed 20 students and 6 staff.
- A special prayer will be held in Catholic schools across the Chicago area this morning in memory of the victims of the school shooting in Connecticut. Many parents welcome the effort, but some have voiced concerns.
You can never predict a tragedy like the school shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., but schools prepare as much as they can. Just this week, a school in north suburban Zion held a drill for a shooting.
Gov. Pat Quinn was among the public officials who expressed condolences and horror at the shooting rampage, details of which were still emerging by late afternoon.
The tragedy in Connecticut has sparked the terrible memory of another elementary school shooting in the Chicago area more than two decades ago.