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Today as students from Sandy Hook Elementary start a new school year they’ll notice that armed guards are stationed in the hallways and throughout the building.
Sandy Hook Elementary, the school that fell victim to tragedy when a gunman opened fire killing six educators and 20 first graders in December 2012, has been relocated to the former Chalk Hill Middle School.
School officials say that their priority today is making the students feel comfortable and safe. The new building, which is located in Monroe, Connecticut is also decorated to look like the former Sandy Hook that has been closed since last December.
This past May, a Newtown task force approved a proposal to tear down the old Sandy Hook school and replace it with a new building on the same property.
We’re hoping and praying these students won’t be afraid to come to school anymore and that they’re able to focus on learning and just being kids this school year.
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Jennifer Hudson sings “America The Beautiful” with the children of Sandy Hook Elementary
Starting off the night on a great note, Jennifer Hudson sang “America The Beautiful” with the children of Sandy Hook Elementary. Personally, America The Beautiful has always meant more to me than the National Anthem because there’s more room to play around and the lyrics are much more beautiful. Jennifer hit all the right notes and looked incredible doing it, in her black leather top and white pencil skirt, complete with black buttons. It was also nice to see the children of Sandy Hook singing behind her, swaying in time. Great performance.
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From The Grio
Since the December 14th Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting political figures and activists have called for immediate action on gun control. They believe that stricter laws on gun control could have stopped this tragedy and can prevent others in the future.
Actor Samuel L. Jackson does not agree.
“I don’t think it’s about more gun control,” Jackson said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “I grew up in the South with guns everywhere and we never shot anyone. This [shooting] is about people who aren’t taught the value of life.”
He feels that parents and role models who instill a positive foundation in children can have more of an effect than legislation.
Jackson co-stars in the upcoming film Django Unchained alongside Oscar winner Jamie Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter and Kerry Washington who plays Foxx’s wife in the film.
Django Unchained has received strong praise from film critics. And the film has already received five Golden Globe nominations, but the violence in the film has stirred up considerable controversy.
In the wake of the tragic shooting deaths of 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, the timing for such a brutal film makes many uneasy.
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