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‘Heartfelt Condolences’ From Newtown Action Alliance After Surge in School Shootings Nationwide

The last few months have seen increased violence in schools across the country.

Photo courtesty of the Newtown Action Alliance
Photo courtesty of the Newtown Action Alliance

In wake of reports there have been 79 shootings in U.S. schools since the Newtown tragedy, the Newtown Action Alliance has released a statement calling for legislation to prevent gun violence.

“For many parents, putting children on the school bus or sending them off to college has become a frightening prospect. Meanwhile, politicians on Capitol Hill continue to be influenced by the profit-driven corporate gun lobby,” said Dave Stowe, Vice Chairman of the Newtown Action Alliance.

The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, killed 27 people, including 20 children and the shooter, in December 2012. Since then, Mother Jones estimates that nearly 200 school children have been killed by guns in America.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to the communities that have been subjected to tragic and violent school shootings in the last two weeks,” said Po Murray, Chairman of the Post-Newtown Action Alliance in the statement.

Guns are not the only deadly weapons that have been brought into school in recent months. Back in April a junior was fatally stabbed at Jonathan Law High School in Milford, reportedly after she declined her killer’s offer to attend the prom.

What do you think can be done to ensure there are no more fatal violence in our schools? Do you feel nervous when you put your kids on the school bus?

Let us know in the Comments section.




Albert Treadwell June 24, 2014 at 11:44 AM
Go away Don.
NewtownMark June 24, 2014 at 12:09 PM
Ignore Don
Don Omar June 24, 2014 at 01:00 PM
I'm serious! Where are the bodies? Where are the death certificates? Why all the inaccuracies in the news reports? This is obviously a hoax
resident June 24, 2014 at 04:42 PM
If you write a stupid report you will get stupid comments
Craig Zac June 25, 2014 at 07:51 AM
the reason there's been so many shootings is that the Media jumps all over any shooting now and actually in a way, almost glorifies it... the unstable amongst us will see / hear / read the story and not think its sad like a normal person would but he / she will almost feel like its cool or it sounds like something they'd like to do. Stop spending so much time dragging every shooting around and waving it like some sick flag!

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