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Connecticut State Police lead youngsters from the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., complying with a shoot there, December 14, 2012.

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Adam Lanza, a 20-year-old mentally ill man who reportedly had actually a preoccupation v mass shootings, in particular the 1999 Columbine massacre, killed his mother, Nancy Lanza, and then drove to the primary school school, whereby he shot and killed 26 people, consisting of 20 first-graders, in much less than 11 minutes, before taking his very own life. Two various other school staffers to be wounded by gunfire.

It was among the worst mass shootings in U.S. History.


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A mrs waits come hear about her sister, a teacher, complying with a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn., around 60 miles northeast of brand-new York City, Dec. 14, 2012.


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Children are seen exterior following a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of brand-new York City, Dec. 14, 2012.


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This satellite image noted by Google shows the Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn.


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Connecticut State Police go on Dickson Street from the step of one elementary school shooting top top Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.


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A mother runs through her children as police above canvass homes in the area adhering to a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., around 60 miles northeast of new York City, Dec. 14, 2012.


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Parents leaving a staging area after being reunited with their youngsters following a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A male reacts complying with a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A young girl cries complying with a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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Parents leave a staging area after ~ being rejoined with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A mom hugs her daughter adhering to a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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Law enforcement canvass the area complying with a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A man and woman leave the staging area for family roughly near the step of a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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Connecticut State Police lead kids from the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., following a shoot there, Dec. 14, 2012.


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Connecticut State Police go on Dickson Street indigenous the step of one elementary institution shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.


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The consequences of a shooting in ~ Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn., top top Dec. 14, 2012.


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Law enforcement canvass an area adjacent a school shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A regulation enforcement agent come to the area following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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The aftermath of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn., ~ above Dec. 14, 2012.


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Connecticut State Police walk close to the step of an elementary college shooting on Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.


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A young girl is comforted complying with a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, complying with a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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Law enforcement canvass one area complying with a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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People adopt at a firehouse staging area for family about near the step of a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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Ambulances leave an area near the scene of a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A young girl is comforted following a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A mommy hugs her daughter complying with a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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Connecticut State Police walk near the step of one elementary institution shooting top top Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.


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Victims family leave a firehouse staging area following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary institution in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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Officials are on the scene outside of Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., where authorities speak a gunman opened up fire inside an elementary school in a shooting that left 26 world dead, including 20children, Dec. 14, 2012.


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This aerial photograph shows Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., right, wherein authorities speak a gunman opened fire within the college in a shooting that left 26 people dead, consisting of 20 children, Dec. 14, 2012. The gunman climate took his own life.


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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, right, talks v officials at a staging area following a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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Parents leave a staging area ~ being rejoined with their kids following a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary school in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A mother runs with her kids as police over canvass houses in the area following a shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary college in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2012.


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A woman holds a boy as civilization line increase to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of one elementary school shooting top top Dec. 14, 2012, in Newtown, Conn.


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People gather outside the White house to participate in a candlelight vigil come remember the victim at the Sandy Hook Elementary institution shooting in Newtown, Connecticut ~ above Dec. 14, 2012 in Washington, D.C.


President Obama

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President Barack Obama, pictured in the Brady Briefing Room of the White residence on Dec. 14, 2012, in Washington, D.C., following the shooting in a Connecticut elementary institution in i beg your pardon 26 students and educators were killed.

"This evening, Michelle and also I will execute what I recognize every parent in America will do, i beg your pardon is hug our kids a tiny tighter and also we"ll tell castle that us love them, and we"ll remind each other how deeply we love one another. Yet there are family members in Connecticut who cannot execute that tonight. And they need all of us appropriate now. In the hard days to come, that neighborhood needs united state to be in ~ our finest as Americans."


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A woman comforts a young girl throughout a vigil service for victim of the Sandy Hook primary school shooting, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at St. Increased of Lima roman inn Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn.


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Men and women host candles in vigil exterior St. Rose of Lima roman inn Catholic Church throughout a healing service held in for victims of an elementary institution shooting in Newtown, Conn., Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.


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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, left, speak to mourners at a vigil service for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary institution shooting, in ~ the St. Climbed of Lima roman inn Catholic Church in Newtown, Conn. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.


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A horsedrawn carriage transferring the human body of Ana grace Márquez-Greene - one of the 20 students killed at Sandy Hook - pipeline the church after her funeral in Bloomfield, Conn., Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.


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Firearms maintain unit Detective Barbara J. Mattson, of the Connecticut State Police, holds up a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle, the very same make and also model of gun offered by Adam Lanza in the Sandy Hook institution shooting, because that a demonstration during a hearing of a legislative branch subcommittee reviewing total laws, in ~ the legislative branch Office structure in Hartford, Conn., Jan. 28, 2013.


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In this crime scene evidence photo noted by the Connecticut State Police, firearms and ammunition discovered on or in near proximity come the body of the gunman in ~ Sandy Hook elementary School adhering to the December 14, 2012 shoot rampage, is shown.

In Adam Lanza"s home, police found a spreadsheet of fixed murders, photographs that Lanza stop a gun to his head, multiple firearms, and also "many edged weapons, knives, swords, spears, etc."


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Sandy Hook primary school students room pictured top top a institution bus in Newtown, Conn., ~ above Jan. 3, 2013. Students in ~ the elementary school, where a gunman killed 20 students and six educators on Dec. 14, 2012, restarted their scholastic year by return to course at an alternate campus in the adjacent town of Monroe, described by police together "the safest college in America."


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A sign welcoming kids from Sandy Hook Elementary college sits top top the roadway in Monroe, Conn., ~ above Jan. 3, 2013.


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Roses through the deals with of the Sandy Hook elementary students and also adults eliminated are viewed on a pole in Newtown, Conn., top top Jan. 3, 2013.

In a November 2013 report, Connecticut State lawyer Stephen J. Sedensky III wrote, "The apparent question that stays is: Why go the shooter killing twenty-seven people, including twenty children? Unfortunately, the question may never be answered conclusively… The shooter plan his actions, including the acquisition of his own life, but there is no clear indication why the did so, or why he target Sandy Hook primary school School.

"It is known that the shooter had far-reaching mental health worries that affected his capacity to live a regular life and also to interact with others, also those to who he should have actually been close."


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Some of the staying memorial items to Sandy Hook primary school students and also staff who passed away are regarded in Newtown, Conn., ~ above Jan. 3, 2013.


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Dave Kleiner, the Gettysburg, Pa., selling antique firearms at a gun display at the Crowne Plaza Hotel top top Jan. 5, 2013, in Stamford, Conn., 30 miles from Newtown. While other area gun shows were canceled adhering to the Sandy Hook rampage, a gun present held by Westchester Collectors Inc. In Stamford proceeded together planned.

In the wake of the shooting, the national Rifle Association thrust back against stronger gun legislations or limits on ammunition. NRA chairman Wayne LaPierre rather proposed putting armed guards in every college in America. "The just thing that stops a bad guy v a total is a good guy with a gun," that said.


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Nelba Marquez Greene, left, and Nicole Hockley, both mother of Sandy Hook elementary massacre victims, console each other during a push conference top top the one-month anniversary the the Newtown elementary college massacre ~ above Jan. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn.


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Parents of Sandy Hook Elementary college massacre victim speak throughout a push conference top top Jan. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn. Eleven family members of Sandy Hook victims concerned the occasion one month after ~ the shooting to give their support to Sandy Hook Promise, co-founded through Makris, a new non-profit v the score of preventing such tragedies in the future.


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Jackie Barden, whose son, Daniel, was killed in the Sandy Hook primary school massacre, kisses she 10-year-old daughter, Natalie, throughout a push conference ~ above the one-month anniversary that the Newtown elementary college massacre on Jan. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn.


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Community members embrace at a push conference with parents of Sandy Hook Elementary victims on the one-month anniversary that the Newtown elementary school massacre on Jan. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn.


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Nelba Márquez-Greene, who six-year-old daughter, Ana elegant Márquez-Greene, was eliminated in the Sandy Hook massacre, is comforted throughout a press conference top top the one-month anniversary that the Newtown elementary school massacre top top Jan. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn.


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Ian Hockley embraces a photograph of his son, Dylan Hockley, 6, throughout a press conference with fellow parents of victims on the one-month anniversary the the Newtown elementary college massacre top top Jan. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn.


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A small memorial of liquid canes lied on the grass near Sandy Hook Elementary school on Jan. 14, 2013, in Newtown, Conn.


Testimony

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Neil Heslin hold a picture of himself through his six-year-old son Jesse, that was slain in the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn., when testifying prior to the Senate Judiciary Committee top top the attack Weapons ban of 2013, ~ above Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Feb. 27, 2013. The following month, the regulation was tabled once it ended up being clear the it might not obtain past a GOP filibuster.


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Concerned citizen donated stuffed animals, toys, institution supplies, bikes, and other items to the kids of Newtown. "I think it to be a quite gesture," said Chris Kelsey, who functioned for Newtown in ~ the time. "There to be a must do something because that the kids. There to be a need to make world feel better."

The town had actually to get a warehouse to organize the 67,000 teddy bears. "I think a lot of the stuff the came right into the warehouse was more for the world that sent out it, than it was for the people in Newtown," Kelsey told CBS News.

Every boy in Newtown gained a few bears from the overwhelming response; the remainder was sent away, together with the bikes and blankets.


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Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signs legislation at the Capitol in Hartford, Conn., April 4, 2013, the includes brand-new restrictions ~ above weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines, a an answer to the deadly college shooting in Newtown. Neil Heslin (behind left), dad of Sandy Hook shoot victim Jesse Lewis; Nicole Hockley, right, mommy of Sandy Hook college shooting victim Dylan; and Conn. Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, left, look at on.


Demolition

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Ten month after the shooting, the Sandy Hook Elementary institution was demolished, piece by piece. Builders were asked to ruin materials come eliminate almost every trace of the building.

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In this Dec. 1, 2015 photo, slips of record listing action of kindness adorn the wall of the Pleasant valley Elementary institution in south Windsor, Conn. The school is among many throughout the country which asked youngsters to execute 26 acts of kindness on the third anniversary the the shooting in ~ the Sandy Hook Elementary institution that took 26 lives. The children at Pleasant sink - plenty of of whom are too young come remember the shoot - were not told around the beginning of the program.


Recogninzing the Warning Signs

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Sandy Hook Promise, one organization formed by the parental of victims, has actually trained much more than a million students and teachers in exactly how to identify warning indications of a troubled youth. In one video, amid the bustle of life at one school, a troubled young man is checked out in the elevator going under a dangerous path.

"Sandy Hook was preventable," Sandy Hook Promise co-founder Nicole Hockley said CBS" "60 Minutes." "And had actually someone to be able to check out those signs and signals that our shooter provided off throughout his life, and also connect those dots, and also make one intervention, i wouldn"t it is in sitting here talking to you today."


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The brand-new 86,000-square-foot Sandy Hook elementary school School opened in 2016, featuring 3 courtyards, research spaces designed to look favor treehouses, and also a moat-like raingarden - however no obvious memorials to the 26 civilization who passed away in December 2012.

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The college was designed, public official said, to it is in attractive, environmentally friendly, conducive to learning and, above all, safe. Its soil floor is elevated, making it harder to see inside classrooms from the outside, and all the doors and windows room bulletproof.