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Moment of Silence, Flags at Half Staff for Sandy Hook Shooting Victims on Anniversary

Twenty first-graders and six educators were killed on the Dec. 14, 2012 tragedy after a gunman opened fire at the school

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    Moment of Silence, Flags at Half Staff for Sandy Hook Shooting Victims on Anniversary
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    SANDY HOOK, CT - MARCH 14: A sign stands near the site of the December 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting on the day of the National School Walkout on March 14, 2018 in Sandy Hook Connecticut. Several hundred students at the school, near the site of the Sandy Hook school massacre of December 14, 2012, staged a protest one month after 17 people were killed at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Media and visitors were not allowed on the Newtown High campus for the event. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    Moments of silence were planned and flags were at half-staff in Connecticut to remember the victims on the sixth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

    All town offices in Newtown were closed from 9:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Friday for a moment of silence and period of reflection to honor the 20 first-graders and six educators who were killed on Dec. 14, 2012. Bells at a local church were rung at 9:30 a.m.

    An interfaith memorial service is scheduled for 7 p.m. at Congregation Adath Israel of Newtown.

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has ordered all state and U.S. flags to remain at half-staff in remembrance of the victims. The flags have been lowered in honor of the late President George H.W. Bush.

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    To commemorate the anniversary, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh is joining Police Chief Commissioner William Gross in a gun buyback program called Peace for Piece. The event allows gun owners the opportunity to give up unwanted firearms and ammunition with no questions asked in exchange for a $100 Target gift card.

    Six locations across Boston will participate in the Saturday event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The locations are:

    • Central Assembly of God, 50 Bennington Street;
    • St. Peters Church, 278 Bowdoin Street;
    • Garfield Development, 215-217 Garfield Avenue;
    • Salvation Army, 1500 Washington Street;
    • McCormack Housing Development, 345 Old Colony Avenue;
    • Greater Love Tabernacle Church, 101 Nightingale Street

    Since the gun buybacks were first initiated in 2014, Boston police have collected more than 600 guns.

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