January 14th, 2013
09:40 PM ET

Conn. gov.: Sandy Hook is a wake-up call

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy says gun legislation needs to change to address background checks and high-capacity magazines.

January 14th, 2013
09:37 PM ET

Turning point in Newtown one month later

Sandy Hook victims' families are promoting a national conversation about gun violence, mental health and school safety four weeks after the tragic school shooting. Anderson Cooper reports.

January 14th, 2013
09:35 PM ET

Kelly: Armed school guards won't work

Mark Kelly talks about pushing for changes to gun laws related to background checks, mental health issues and access to assault weapons. He and his wife, former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, started the organization Americans for Responsible Solutions to promote ideas that they believe will make America safer.

Kelly also tells Anderson Cooper about visiting Newtown with Giffords to lend their support as a family who was impacted by a deadly mass shooting.

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Tonight on AC360: United in Newtown
A flag outside the Sandy Hook Fire department in Newtown, Connecticut on January 3, 2013. (Photo credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
January 14th, 2013
10:00 AM ET

Tonight on AC360: United in Newtown

Anderson Cooper will broadcast a special hour from Connecticut on the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting one month later.

The survivors of the attack are back in the classroom, using a different building in a neighboring town, but the wounds are still fresh in Newtown. Anderson will talk with members of the community about grieving and healing.

The shocking crime set in motion a national conversation about gun laws, gun rights, and mental health. Four weeks later and the debate rages on as Vice President Joe Biden prepares legislative recommendations for President Obama to reduce gun violence in America.


Filed under: Connecticut School Shooting • Guns
January 11th, 2013
11:27 PM ET

KTH: Exposing Newtown conspiracy theory

Some people are actually claiming the Newtown school shooting was staged by the government and media who are in support of stricter gun control laws. One of those individuals is James Tracy, a tenured associate professor at a Florida university. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.

January 11th, 2013
11:24 PM ET

Principal's daughter: Newtown conspiracy theories 'disgusting'

Erica Lafferty, daughter of Principal Dawn Hochsprung who was murdered in Newtown, reacts to the disturbing conspiracy theories promoted by an associate professor who says the shooting may not have happened.

"I think it's a disgrace to the community of educators worldwide that someone would belittle the entire situation  belittle the 26 families, belittle the poor Sandy Hook staff members who had to live through that day. Honestly, it's disgusting to me," said Lafferty.

Read more about Dawn Hochsprung.

January 11th, 2013
11:17 PM ET

Conspiracy theories in the wake of tragedy

Alex Seitz-Wald and Jonathan Kay discuss why conspiracy theorists have made false claims about the Sandy Hook school massacre.

January 10th, 2013
09:18 PM ET

Victim's family wants voice in gun talks

The family of Noah Pozner, a 6-year-old killed in Newtown, Connecticut, contacted the White House to discuss gun law reform proposals. Anderson Cooper spoke with Noah's uncle Alexis Haller.

January 4th, 2013
01:50 AM ET

Emotional return to school for Sandy Hook

Ella Seaver is one of the Sandy Hook students going back to school for the first time since her peers and teachers were killed in the shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The students will be in a different building located in a neighboring town.

The first grader and her parents tell CNN's Gary Tuchman how they've prepared for the day and the mixed emotions they're all feeling.

"It's good, she needs to go back. They all need to go back. You know, they say the best thing you can do is get back to your normal routine, although that being one of the hardest things you can do," says Ella's mom, Aimee Seaver. She added that her fear is less about Ella's safety, and more about her daughter's reaction to the situation.

January 2nd, 2013
11:56 PM ET

Sandy Hook students to return to class

The students who attend Sandy Hook Elementary School go back to class on Thursday for the first time since the shooting that left 26 dead. They are going to a different building in a neighboring town and there will be a heavy police presence when the children and faculty arrive.

CNN's Gary Tuchman spoke with the daughter of the principal who was killed in the shooting, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung. Hochsprung's family has created a memorial fund to honor her passion for teaching.

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