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After shooting in Conn., community seeks solace
In the center of town, this tight-knit community’s Christmas tree has become a heartbreaking memorial to innocent children taken by a killer. Candles and hundreds of stuffed animals, along with handwritten signs bearing messages of sympathy, now surround the tree. And on Sunday night, thousands stopped to pay their respects to the victims of one of the worst tragedies in American history that took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.
Connecticut State Police officers respond to a bomb threat outside of St. Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. Worshippers hurriedly left the church Sunday, not far from where a gunman opened fire Friday inside the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The all-clear was given after an hour in which armed police in SWAT gear searched the church and adjacent buildings. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)