Newtown Celebrates Football Title, But Continues to Grieve
Newtown is celebrating a state football championship that was won on the seventh anniversary of the school shooting there. The Nighthawks won their first state championship in 27 years, 13-7, on a 36-yard touchdown pass as time expired. But Tricia Pinto says that doesn't mitigate the grief. Pinto's son, Ben, plays linebacker for the Nighthawks. Her other son, Jack, was 6 when he was killed along with 19 classmates and six educators inside the school. She says it is difficult to explain what it feels like to hold grief in your heart while celebrating a precious moment.