Four years ago today, a gunman shot and killed 20 children and six faculty members of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., before killing himself.
Sandy Hook reopened this school year after it was completely rebuilt in the wake of the shooting. Newtown historically has not held an official memorial for the anniversary of the tragedy, but prayer services are planned and a counseling center will be open, ABC News reports. City offices will also hold 15 minutes of silence during the time the shooting occurred, 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m.
WATCH | Here's a look at the newly built school.
Gov. Dan Malloy ordered all flags at half-staff.
Many shared tributes under the #SandyHook hashtag.
WATCH | Earlier this month, a nonprofit made up of family members of victims of the shooting released a PSA on identifying signs of gun violence. You need to watch it twice.
Even years after the fact, a conspiracy theory that the shooting was staged persists.
Family members of victims sued Remington Arms Company, which made the gun Adam Lanza used in the shooting. The lawsuit was dismissed; the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act protects gunmakers when their guns are used for criminal acts.