Sandy Hook school receives threat on shooting anniversary

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Looking Back: Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting

- On the sixth anniversary of the elementary school shooting that left 20 first-graders and six teachers dead, Sandy Hook Elementary School received a bomb threat, multiple news outlets reported Friday.

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On Dec. 14, 2012, Adam Lanza, 20, walked into the elementary school and started shooting, CNN reported. The weapons were legally purchased by his mother Nancy Lanza, whom he killed at their home before he went to the school. As police approached him that day six years ago, Lanza killed himself.

On Friday, a bomb threat was made toward the school around 9 a.m. forcing the evacuation of the building that sits on the site of the massacre. The other school was torn down and replaced by a new structure, The Associated Press reported.

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FILE - In this July 29, 2016 file photo, people attend an open house at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., built to replace the one that was demolished where 20 first graders and six educators were shot and killed in on Dec. 14, 2012. The school was evacuated on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 -- the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting -- after a bomb threat to the school.
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Sandy Hook school receives threat on shooting anniversary

AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File
FILE - In this July 29, 2016 file photo, people attend an open house at the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., built to replace the one that was demolished where 20 first graders and six educators were shot and killed in on Dec. 14, 2012. The school was evacuated on Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 -- the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting -- after a bomb threat to the school.

Since the threat came at a time that anxiety is high in the town, the school superintendent canceled classes the rest of the day, the AP reported.

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Many locations in Newtown held moments of silence in memory of those who were killed six years ago, the AP reported.

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