Sandy Hook panel to hear from victims’ parents

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A panel created to develop policy recommendations following the Sandy Hook shooting is discussing plans for a hearing to solicit views from victims’ families.

Chairman Scott D. Jackson said Friday the panel needs to redouble its efforts to communicate with victims’ families after some complained that not enough information was reaching them.

He said the commission would accept communication in any form if some family members are not comfortable appearing at a public hearing.

Twenty children and six educators were killed in the December 2012 massacre. The gunman also killed his mother in their Newtown home and committed suicide after the rampage.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy established the 16-member advisory commission to make recommendations in areas including public safety, mental health and gun violence prevention.

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