No Anniversary Ceremonies at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Town, school officials say they want the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting to be recognized in personal reflection and remembrance.

There will be no formal ceremonies to mark the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT., according to town officials. The town also didn’t mark the first anniversary in 2013.

“We are so grateful to have the friendship and support of many beyond our borders, but there is no escape from the realization that we are where we are because of the horrible loss of lives that occurred at the school on that fateful day,” said First Selectman E. Patricia Llodra and Superintendent Joseph Erardi a joint statement, according to newstimes.com. “The second anniversary, like the first one last year, will be recognized in personal reflection and remembrance. There are no formal or official ceremonies to be held by the town or school district.”

Twenty first-grade students and six school staffers were killed in the Dec. 14, 2012 shooting by Adam Lanza, who took his own life in the attack. Lanza killed his mother at their home before going to the school.

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