No WFSB crews will be in Newtown Dec. 14 - WFSB 3 Connecticut

No WFSB crews will be in Newtown Dec. 14

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

As we approach the somber anniversary of the mass shooting inside Sandy Hook Elementary School, Channel 3 Eyewitness News has made the decision to stay out of Newtown that day out of respect for the community.

Newtown First Selectman Pat Llodra made a plea on Face the State with Dennis House on Sunday for the media to stay away from Newtown on Dec. 14, the one-year anniversary of the shooting at Sandy Hook.

"We truly need this time as a community to reflect, to be personal, to be with each other to continue that journey, that grief journey without the impediment or concern of the media," she said.

As a result of the request, Channel 3 Eyewitness News has made a promise to keep our crews away from Newtown, barring any unexpected event, to give people in the community time to be with each other to reflect on the events of that day.

Channel 3 Eyewitness News is also making donations to the victims' charities. If you want to do the same, you can take a look at all of the charities by clicking here.

Channel 3's Dennis House wrote about the decision in his blog, The Hartfordite. Read it by clicking here.

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