Hartford, Connecticut TV news channel WFSB announced that it wouldn’t report from Newtown, Connecticut to cover the anniversary of last year’s school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Twenty children and six adults were killed.
“As we approach the somber anniversary of the mass shooting inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, Channel 3 Eyewitness News has made the decision to stay out of Newtown that day out of respect for the community,” the station wrote. It added
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“As a result of the request, Channel 3 Eyewitness News has made a promise to keep our crews away from Newtown, barring any unexpected event, to give people in the community time to be with each other to reflect on the events of that day.”
Further, the staton said it is “making donations to the victims’ charities.”