Students in Newtown, Connecticut, other than those from Sandy Hook Elementary, went back to school on Tuesday. Friday's mass shooting has left the community in recovery mode and politicians around the country rethinking the nation's gun laws.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he supports allowing teachers to carry concealed handguns in schools in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting. Perry also said that mental health issues should be considered as a way to make schools safer.
President Obama spoke at a service Sunday evening in Newtown, Conn. He noted that it was the fourth time as president he's had to comfort victims of mass shootings. He promised to use 'whatever power this office holds' to prevent another tragedy of this kind.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has canceled work-related trips as well as a planned appearance before Congress to testify on the Benghazi attack. Clinton is working from home after she fainted last week.
Police said Saturday they had found "very good evidence" they hoped would answer questions about the motives of the gunman, described as brilliant but remote, who forced his way into the Sandy Hook school, killing 26 children and adults in one of the world's worst mass shootings.
In his radio address Saturday, President Obama said 'every parent in America has a heart heavy with hurt.' Republicans canceled their radio address, House Speaker John Boehner saying 'I join the president – and all Americans – in sending prayers and condolences to the victims’ loved ones.'
Law enforcement officials are unofficially saying that the gunman was a 24-year-old man, whose mother was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. It was reported that the gunman went to the principal's office first, then to his mother's kindergarten classroom.