In the wake of last week's mass shootings—one at a mall, another at an elementary school—how safe do you feel? Should more measures be put in place to ensure safety?
On Tuesday, a gunman opened fire in an Oregon shopping mall, killing two. Then on Friday, the nation began looking toward Newtown, Conn., in the wake of a shooting at an elementary school that left 27 people dead, including 20 children. Related news: Newtown School Shootings: News Hub (Newtown Patch) Though these events happened far across the country, they have to make one wonder: “Could these shootings have happened where I live?” We shudder to imagine either of these tragic incidents happening in metro Atlanta, but in the wake of these tragedies, we want to know: How safe do you feel in public? Share what’s on your mind with us, and then return here to see what your neighbors in Paulding, Douglas and Cobb have said.
Local and state police in Newtown, Conn. were called to an elementary school at about 9:30 this morning after a gunman allegedly opened fire at the school.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Twenty seven people are dead, including 18 children, at a Connecticut elementary school after a 24-year-old man went on a shooting rampage. The shooting happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. a town of about 28,000 people an hour outside of Stamford. Newtown Police were called to the school at about 9:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call. They alerted Connecticut State Police and authorities began an active shooter investigation once they arrived at the school, according to Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance. Authorities held a press conference at 1 p.m. and said students and staff at the school were killed and that the gunman was found dead inside the school. They did not confirm the number of fatalities. …