NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBSMiami/AP) — Newtown marked the fourth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting with a moment of silence Wednesday morning.
It was Dec. 14, 2012, when a troubled 20-year-old gunman shot his way into the Connecticut schoolhouse and killed 20 children and six educators. Adam Lanza fatally shot his mother before driving to the school, and then killed himself after the rampage.
The town typically does not hold an official memorial event on the anniversary of the tragedy, but prayer services are planned for Wednesday and a counseling center will be open for extended hours.
First Selectman Pat Llodra asked town employees to refrain from doing any work, including answering phones, between 9:30 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. to mark the time when the shootings took place.
Earlier this month, a Tampa woman was arrested for threatening the parent of a child killed in the elementary school shooting.
Lucy Richards, according to the FBI, doesn’t believe the event happened which motivated her to make a series of death threats.
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