Newtown officials previously said that this weekend's anniversary of the shootings at Sandy Hook School would not be marked with an official ceremony. On Wednesday, Senator Chris Murphy acknowledged the day by touting the good works that have stemmed from the tragedy. They include Sandy Hook Promise, a group led by several parents whose children were killed on 12-14.
Sandy Hook Promise is asking kids to become good bystanders by looking for the first signs of trouble and speaking out. He says that small act can make a big difference, and did as recently as last week. In Utah, a student admitted to bringing a gun to school with the intention of shooting a girl he had a falling out with, and then opening fire on others. Another student heard about the plan and told authorities.
Murphy says the man was stopped before he could carry out that plan.