Police Release Names of 20 Children, Six Adults Killed in Newtown

Connecticut State Police released the following list of names and dates of birth for 26 people who perished on Friday, Dec. 14 2012 during and after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Connecticut State Police have released the names of 20 children and six adults killed Friday in the school shooting at a Connecticut elementary school

Please use this space, in the comment thread, to remember the deceased and to express support for their families.

Newtown Patch is continually updating information on what organizations have set up charities, funds and services to help those who lost loved ones in the shooting.

What follows is a list of the deceased, including names and dates of birth, supplied by state police. If police update this information, those updates will be reflected here.

Charlotte Bacon, Feb. 22, 2006

Daniel Barden, Sept. 25, 2005

Rachel Davino, July 17, 1983

Olivia Engel, July 18, 2006

Josephine Gay, Dec. 11, 2005

Ana M. Marquez-Greene, April 4, 2006

Dylan Hockley, March 8, 2006

Dawn Hochsprung, June 28, 1965

Madeleine F. Hsu, July 10, 2006

Catherine V. Hubbard, June 8, 2006

Chase Kowalski, Oct. 31, 2005

Jesse Lewis, June 30, 2006

James Mattioli, March 22, 2006

Grace McDonnell, Nov. 4, 2005

Anne Marie Murphy, July 25, 1960

Emilie Parker, May 12, 2006

Jack Pinto, May 6, 2006

Noah Pozner, Nov. 20, 2006

Caroline Previdi, Sept. 7, 2006

Jessica Rekos, May 10, 2006

Avielle Richman, Oct. 17, 2006

Lauren Rousseau, June of 1982

Mary Sherlach, Feb. 11, 1956

Victoria Soto, Nov. 4, 1985

Benjamin Wheeler, Sept. 12, 2006

Allison N. Wyatt, July 3, 2006

charlene rae December 16, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Such a horrible tragedy. My heart goes out to all of the parents who lost a child at Sandy Hook. May God comfort you during this time of grief.
Rhonda V December 16, 2012 at 05:24 AM
My prayers are with every community in America...especially those directly effected by these tragedies. These things effect every single American because we wonder all the time "Will it hit my community next, is there any place that is safe any more?" All I can so is pray "God help us, God comfort us".
Kim December 16, 2012 at 07:57 AM
I can not stop crying, this hurts as bad as 9/11 I pray for the children and their families and for the heros who sacrificed their lives trying to save the innocent
Kimberly Davis December 16, 2012 at 09:20 AM
Praying for strength, My heart breaks for you all!
Louis Educe December 16, 2012 at 04:41 PM
I saw the following articles online and thought they were so important: "Parents remember to tell your kids I Love You" http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2012/12/15/laura-vanderkam-on-mom-with-young-children/1770875/ (I think the title says it all) and "A Day for Hatred" http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2012/12/14/a-day-for-hatred/ … This puts so well the struggle we face trying to make sense of the senseless. At the school I work at I am planning to spend some time on Monday in the Kindergarten classes just watching, enjoying and saying a prayer for the kids we care for. And of course I'll be telling my own kids "I love you" a whole lot more.
Lorraine Pozniak December 16, 2012 at 07:05 PM
What would make a smart kid want to kill little children and teachers? He's taking it to his grave, I guess...
Jay Boettcher December 17, 2012 at 07:06 AM
Toni Leance December 17, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Gun control
Jack December 17, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Dead children do not need teddy bears and stuffed animals; spend that money on helping children with mental illness get the help they need to prevent such needless tragedies.
Lorraine Pozniak December 17, 2012 at 07:04 PM
Guns aren't the main problem. The main problem is that there are these misfit, quiet, loner types that suddenly decide to lash out, for some reason. If they couldn't get their hands on a gun, they'd build a bomb. If they couldn't build a bomb, they'd crash their mom's car into the school. If mom won't let them drive the car, they'd bash kids' heads in with lunch trays... His mom taught him how to shoot and he ended up killing her with one of her own guns. It's been said a zillion times, but guns don't kill people, people kill people...
Adam December 17, 2012 at 07:22 PM
People what to cut funding for mental illness... Maybe now they will have a different view.
Harry Spider II December 17, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Could we at least agree that if you own guns, you have a responsibility to MAKE SURE those guns are out of the reach of kids or other people who can't be trusted with the life of MY kid? Sorry, but if your guns aren't secured safely, they threaten the rest of us, not necessarily in your hands... The mother in this case had a disturbed child with issues, and whatever she had done to secure her 5 guns was not enough: she failed to keep that kid from gaining access to her guns & ammo, and her failure cost her life and the lives of 20 kids and 6 adults. If someone broke into my house, found enough accessible guns and ammo to murder a class of first graders, I don't believe the phrase "guns don't kill people" would make it easier to live with... but that's just me...
Roberto December 17, 2012 at 09:45 PM
If the principle had a firearm, this incident could have had a whole different outcome. Principle 1 Bad guy 0 End of problem.
Guy McCarthy (Editor) December 17, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Feinstein: Bills to Ban Assault Weapons Will Be a Priority in Senate and House http://patch.com/A-0yVT
MellowMaverick December 17, 2012 at 10:38 PM
When has that scenario ever worked...or even happened in real life?
ATC December 17, 2012 at 10:54 PM
http://nakedlaw.avvo.com/crime/8-horrible-crimes-stopped-by-legal-gun-owners.html Pay particular attention to #6.
Harry Spider II December 18, 2012 at 06:57 AM
Sorry, but the idea that having a school principal walking around armed would make the place safer? Imagine the risk of that, year after year, having a loaded weapon in the office (look up the number of accidents that happen to the police, who are TRAINED)... then one day a shooting starts, and you think that principal would be ready, trained, shoot straight and not panic, all of that would magically work out just right, without her accidentally shooting a co-worker? is that realistic, in your opinion, to endure the risk of a nearly loaded gun, for years, on the odd chance that a shooting will occur? I'm not convinced that arming principals makes us safer. Makes for a great fantasy though...
Harry Spider II December 18, 2012 at 07:31 AM
In 2008, 587 Americans were killed just by guns that had discharged accidentally. Something to think about when suggesting we arm the teachers or principals...
beaumontdave December 18, 2012 at 07:42 AM
I don't see that as the only solution or even the primary one, but it is a possibility, that the principal or those tenured teachers that wished to, are given a stipend to train yearly on the level of those who have a concealed-carry permit. They would be sufficiently trained to handle firearms with perhaps even more training on exactly this type of attack. The weapon would have be secured with a very stout gunsafe since schools seem to be broken into rather easily and the last thing anybody wants is another gun lost to the bad guys. I haven't thought this all the way out, but the idea of staff trained to defend the school bothers me less then what we have now, adults and children defenseless until police arrive.
Brad December 18, 2012 at 08:59 AM
I'm tired of the same arguments every time something like this happens. We all seem to scream at each other over gun control or mental illness. The way I see it, neither of those things are going to ever be resolved. Gun owners will never agree with anti-gun owners, and mental illness can never be fixed. Meanwhile our children are still being placed at risk every day, because they are being forced to go to schools that can never be feasibly, practically, or fiscally secured. Our schools are still soft targets and even if we spend billions to enhance security, they still ultimately will not be protected. Sandy Hook had enhanced security measures and this maniac just blew right through it. Our system in it's current form cannot protect children. It just can't. And even if we had the money to enhance security (which we don't), put more cops or guns onto school campuses (which won't be agreed to either), they still remain a sociopath's wet-dream. If you ask me, it is finally time for us to begin the process of changing the entire way we educate our children not only in this state, but across this nation. Parents should no longer be FORCED to send their young ones to places that are unsafe. Turning schools into prisons isn't the answer. Ending compulsory education is the first step in changing a failed education system and finally allowing parents to make the decision if the facilities are safe. If you agree, sign and share this petition ... http://wh.gov/RuQR
Vito Spago December 18, 2012 at 04:22 PM
Each school needs to hire an armed security guard. That is the solutiion. Nothing else, including gun control, will work.
MellowMaverick December 18, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Sorry Gary. guns in schools is a monumentally bad idea. Keep thinking though...there has to be a better way...
rob young December 26, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Daniel Barden's birthdate appears to be incorrect. Check his obituary.
rob young December 26, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Caroline Prividi's birthdate appears to be incorrect. Check her obituary.


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