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Newtown, Connecticut / Elementary School Shooting #1035444

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 17, 2012
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) Funerals for 6-year-olds Noah Pozner†† and Jack Pinto††, who were killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook school in Newtown, Connecticut, noted; photos shown. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Newtown, Connecticut: Jim Axelrod) The beginning of the victims’ funerals featured; photos shown of Noah and Jack; scenes shown of New York Giants football player Victor Cruz††, who played with Jack’s name written on his gloves and cleats; details given about the investigation into the shooting. [Mourner Audrey PETSCHING‡- says you shouldn’t be at a 6-year-old’s funeral.] [Mourner Jerry REINHOLZ††- comments on Jack’s service.] [Funeral director Shauna Molloy††- says the kids probably understand more than they should.] [Connecticut state police Lt. Paul VANCE††- notes the victims who survived will shed light on this tragic investigation.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) The erroneous information that the shooter’s mother was a teacher at the school corrected.

(Washington: Bob Orr) Gunman Adam Lanza’s shooting massacre reviewed; scenes shown of the home where Lanza killed his mother, Nancy Lanza†, before he went to the school; map and diagram of the school shown; details given about his weapons and ammunition; emergency calls played. The 4th gun left behind by Lanza discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Danbury, Connecticut: Seth Doane) What is known about Lanza reviewed; details given about his attendance at Western Connecticut State University. [Former classmate Dot STASNY††- says he was a nice kid; recalls meeting his mother.] [Nancy Lanza’s friend Louise TAMBASCIO††- notes Adam was on medication for his Asperger's syndrome and Nancy homeschooled him.] [Former babysitter Ryan KRAFT††- says he received instructions to always supervise Adam and never turn his back.] Lanza’s parents’ divorce noted.

(Studio: Scott Pelley, Jon LaPook) The symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome and how it is not connected to violence discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Decatur, Georgia: Mark Strassmann) Increased security at schools around the country featured; scenes shown from Briarlake Elementary School in DeKalb County, Georgia; state of Texas training video shown; details given about the review of emergency procedures in Texas, the court order for a Pennsylvania school district to arm its school police and the increased police presence at schools in Los Angeles. [DeKalb County School District spokeswoman Lillian GOVUS††- says we want to create a perfect, safe bubble for our children.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) New calls for stricter gun laws noted. [President OBAMA – says he will use whatever power his office holds toward an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this.] Gun rights advocate Senator Joe Manchin’s remarks quoted; CBS News poll findings on gun control laws cited. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s demand for more action from Obama on gun laws noted. [In interview, BLOOMBERG –outlines his idea of sensible gun restrictions; says let’s get the guns off the streets.]

Pelley, Scott;
Axelrod, Jim;
Orr, Bob;
Doane, Seth;
Jon, Scott Pelley,;
Strassmann, Mark

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