The mother of 6-year-old Dylan Hockley, who was killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown, Conn., visited Allentown recently to discuss the Promoting Healthy Minds for Safer Communities Act.
Nicole Hockley is communications director for Sandy Hook Promise, a national, nonprofit organization led by community members and several parents and spouses who lost loved ones in the shooting Dec. 14, 2012.
Twenty first-grade students and six educators were killed.
Adam Lanza, 20, was charged with the shooting.
"It's a love story," said Jim Geiger, senior vice president, operations, for Lehigh Valley Health Network, at a press conference March 19 following a shooting 1:03 p.m. in the hospice care center.
Many parents have been asking for guidance on how to talk to their children about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and understand the short and long term impact of the events.
Jodi S.W. Campbell, MS, KidsPeace leader of the Critical Incident Response Team, assistant director of Organizational Development and Training shared with The Press tips for parents to help children in the wake of a large scale tragedy such as this.
Democrat Daniel McNeill won the election Nov. 6 over Republican David Maloney for the seat previously held by Democrat Joseph Brennan.
In Lehigh County, McNeill had 61 percent of the vote or 10,320 votes to Malony's 39 percent or 6,516 votes.
In Northampton County, McNeill took 79.39 percent of the vote or 2,977 votes to Malony's 20.40 percent or 765 votes.
McNeill, a resident of Whitehall, ran on a five point plan dealing with quality education, job creation, safer communities, fiscal responsibility and tax reform.