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Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice

Supreme Court allows families of gun violence victims to sue gun manufacterer, gives them justice
November 21, 2019

America has a complex history of making, selling, buying and using guns, and our laws reflect our disagreement. There are several laws that conflict over the highly contentious and partisan gun control...

‘AP Assassin’ participants donate to Sandy Hook Promise

‘AP Assassin’ participants donate to Sandy Hook Promise
May 23, 2018

Audrey Bernstein '20 As the school year comes to a close, many seniors will choose to arm themselves with Nerf Guns, a sign that they are gripped by “AP Assassin,” a Staples High School tradition....

Five year anniversary of Sandy Hook reminds us of the difference we can make

Five year anniversary of Sandy Hook reminds us of the difference we can make
December 21, 2017

By Kaela Dockray '20 I live in a gun-free home. I mean really gun free. We’re talking no water guns, no nerf guns and most certainly nothing that has the capability of shooting out a real bullet....

[Oct. 2016 Arts] New documentary looks back at Sandy Hook tragedy

November 22, 2016

By Jack Shapiro ’19 & Bailey Blaikie ’19   “Newtown,” a documentary about the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, has already been released to New York, Los Angeles and...

Sandy Hook Remington lawsuit ruled liable enough to move forward

Sandy Hook Remington lawsuit ruled liable enough to move forward
April 16, 2016

A Connecticut judge ruled on Thursday, April 14 that the Sandy Hook families’ lawsuit against the gun manufacturer Remington was viable enough to move forward. The law, according to Superior Court...

New school security guard patrols Staples

New school security guard patrols Staples
December 9, 2015

On the morning of Dec. 4, 2015, Staples students were notified via email that a new security guard, Michael Velasquez, would be joining the faculty. Velasquez is a former police officer from New York...

Sandy Hook evacuation concerns the community

Sandy Hook evacuation concerns the community
October 1, 2014

Sandy Hook Elementary School, temporarily located in Monroe, Connecticut, received a bomb threat over the phone at approximately 9:30 a.m. today. Students were evacuated to a neighboring elementary...

In Memory of Dylan Hockley

Jake Hockley, brother of Dylan Hockley to whom the playground is dedicated, breaks ground at Long Lots on Friday.
June 7, 2013

Friday morning’s groundbreaking of Long Lots’ new playground, donated by New Jersey Firefighters’ Mutual Benevolent Association as a part of their “Sandy Ground: Where Angels Play” project, which...

The Threat from Within

The school has a specific procedure to prevent violence or self harm that may stem from  mental instability.
April 12, 2013

Whether it’s a parent phone call to the Assistant Principal’s office, a hushed referral to a guidance counselor, or a blip on an administrator’s walkie-talkie, an alertness lingers in the wake of...

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