Sandy Hook shooting: Newtown community tells media 'Enough is enough'


Media and residents gather near the entrance to the Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 15, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. The residents of an idyllic Connecticut town were reeling in horror from the massacre of 20 small children and six adults in one of the worst school shootings in US history.



The quiet community of Newtown, Conn. has been overwhelmed with television trucks and reporters following the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school.

On Friday, life changed for the small town when 20-year-old Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother before going on a shooting rampage at one of the town's schools. Twenty children and six adults were killed in the attack at the school.

The Denver Post reported one local woman said the media spectacle had taken over the town, saying "Enough is enough."

Describing the scene, one Newtown resident told the Post, "I turn[ed] on the TV and Anderson Cooper was on my street." Others complained reporters were mispronouncing both the names of victims and the town itself.  It is pronounced "new town."

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CNN reported that the family of one boy who escaped the school shooting have asked the media to stop ringing their doorbell, because the boy thinks the gunman is ringing the doorbell to find him.

"Please tell them to just ease up," store owner Teri Brunelli said. "It happened and we're going through it." She said she has been harassed by multiple requests from television stations for interviews.

On Tuesday, most students returned to their classrooms in Newtown. However, one school, Head O'Meadow Elementary School, remained closed due to a threat it received by phone, according to the Wall Street Journal. Sandy Hook remains closed and does not have immediate plans to reopen.