OLATHE, Kan. (AP) A former Kansas City area resident now lives in Newtown, Conn., and says the last few days have been especially difficult.
Lillian Davis Bittman graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School in 1979. She and her family have lived in Newtown since 1995. Her three children, ages 21, 17 and 13, all formerly attended Sandy Hook Elementary School, where authorities say 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed 20 students and six adults before killing himself Friday.
Bittman told The Kansas City Star there have been a lot of tears and sleeplessness since the shootings.
Bittman was briefly chairman of the Newtown Board of Education until 2010, and says she was on the search team that hired principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was among those killed.