Sandy Hook Shooting Victims’ Families Get $280K

Source: Colleen Curry / ABC News

Millions of dollars in donations that poured into Newtown, Conn., after the Sandy Hook school shootings will be distributed to victims’ family members and survivors this summer.

Families of each of the 26 students killed in the December shooting rampage will receive $281,000,  a committee tasked with distributing the money announced at a town meeting on Thursday, according to Hartford (Conn.) Courant.

Twelve additional families of children who survived the shooting will each get $20,000, while the two teachers who were wounded will receive $150,000 to be split between them.

More than $11 million was donated in the aftermath of the Dec. 14 rampage by gunman Adam Lanza. Donations were collected by the United Way, and a committee decided that $7.7 million of the funds would be distributed to the families while the remainder would go toward community causes, according to the Courant.

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