UPDATED: Dec. 16, 2012

The village of Sandy Hook is what most would expect of a small town: neighbors leave their doors unlocked at night and residents not only know your name, they also know what kind of car you drive. Generations of families in Newtown, Conn. — of which Sandy Hook is a part — learned to read, write, add and subtract at Sandy Hook Elementary. “It’s one of those schools where you would see it in a movie,” says Shaun Piccirillo, 26, who attended the school — as did nine other members of his family. “It’s tiny, it’s very homey. It’s not like your overgrown school that you see nowadays everywhere.”

But on Friday, the fabric of the town began to unravel at that very school as residents got word of the massacre that took the lives of 12 girls, eight boys and six adult women who worked…

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About David Leopold
Past President American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), In-the-Trenches practicing immigration Attorney, Blogger, Activist, Photographer, Educator, World Traveler. All opinions are my own.

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