Tom Shaer, who covered Dann shootings, on CT shooting
The school shooting in Connecticut brings to mind another school shooting in the Chicago area.
Tom Shaer was the first reporter to arrive on the scene of the Dann shootings, a shooting that happened at a Winnetka in 1988.
On May 20, 1988, Laurie Dann shot six children at an elementary school, killing Nicholas Corwin, 8. She took hostages in a home, where she shot a college student before killing herself.
Shaer talked with WGN’s Mark Suppelsa about the similarities and differences between the Dann shootings and the shooting in Connecticut.