The mother of a Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victim will speak to students at a Fairfield elementary school Tuesday. (FOX19 NOW)
FAIRFIELD, OH (FOX19) -
A mother of a victim of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting will meet with students at South Elementary School in Fairfield Tuesday.
It's part of "No One Eats Alone" initiative taking place each day this week to make sure no student sits alone during lunch. Districts including Fairfield are participating in activities promoting social inclusion for all students.
The program was suggested to Fairfield school leaders last month by the non-profit group “Sandy Hook Promise," which was founded by parents who lost children in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, massacre.
Adam Lanza, 20, fatally shot 20 children and 6 adult staff members. Prior to driving to the school, Lanza shot and killed his mother at their Newtown home. As first responders arrived at the scene, Lanza committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
The incident was the deadliest mass shooting at a high school or grade school in U.S. history and the second-deadliest mass shooting by a single person in U.S. history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech shootings.