Our Quinnipiac intern, Marcus Harun, filed this story about up-and-coming Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson, who is leading the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission:
Hamden Mayor Scott Jackson sat in his office staring at his iPad on Dec. 14 2012, watching coverage of a school shooting 30 miles away. Like countless others, he was engrossed in the story, following the chilling details for hours.
Jackson, 41, knew he couldn’t merely watch the tragedy unfold. He had to learn from it.
“My job is to watch every minute of it because if I see one thing here that is a weakness that can be exploited here, then I can’t wait until Monday or Tuesday of next week to do something about it,” said Jackson.