Sandy Hook cyclists arrive in Washington, DC - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Sandy Hook cyclists arrive in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WFSB) -

A team of 26 cyclists who traveled from Newtown to Washington, DC arrived in the nation's capital Tuesday afternoon.

They are showing their support of proposed plans to prevent gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown in December.

A gunman walked into the school and opened fire killing 20 children and six adults before killing himself.

Two of the riders are parents of children who attend Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The cyclists were greeted by the Connecticut Congressional Delegation.

Copyright 2013 WFSB (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.

  • Heartland NewsMore>>

  • Lanes open on Independence St. after vehicle hits pole in Cape Girardeau, MO

    Lanes open on Independence St. after vehicle hits pole in Cape Girardeau, MO

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:49 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:49:28 GMT
    Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is back to regular traffic flow after being reduced to one lane after a vehicle hit a power pole on Wednesday afternoon, April 25.(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is back to regular traffic flow after being reduced to one lane after a vehicle hit a power pole on Wednesday afternoon, April 25.(Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

    Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is back to regular traffic flow after being reduced to one lane after a vehicle hit a power pole on Wednesday afternoon, April 25.

    Independence Street in Cape Girardeau, Missouri is back to regular traffic flow after being reduced to one lane after a vehicle hit a power pole on Wednesday afternoon, April 25.

  • SIU alumni could become 'student mentors' in proposed project

    SIU alumni could become 'student mentors' in proposed project

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:41 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:41:25 GMT
    Volunteer professors could be coming to Southern Illinois University under a newly proposed pilot project. (Source: KFVS)Volunteer professors could be coming to Southern Illinois University under a newly proposed pilot project. (Source: KFVS)
    Volunteer professors could be coming to Southern Illinois University under a newly proposed pilot project. (Source: KFVS)Volunteer professors could be coming to Southern Illinois University under a newly proposed pilot project. (Source: KFVS)

    Volunteer professors could be coming to Southern Illinois University under a newly proposed pilot project.

    Volunteer professors could be coming to Southern Illinois University under a newly proposed pilot project.

  • Marion, IL police investigating vehicle theft

    Marion, IL police investigating vehicle theft

    Wednesday, April 25 2018 4:19 PM EDT2018-04-25 20:19:45 GMT
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)
    (Source: KFVS)(Source: KFVS)

    Marion Police are looking for information about two Jeep Cherokees that were stolen from a property at 1501 N. Russell Street on or around March 21.

    Marion Police are looking for information about two Jeep Cherokees that were stolen from a property at 1501 N. Russell Street on or around March 21.

Powered by Frankly