facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Bell honoring Sandy Hook victim stolen from Long Island playground

Sept. 30, 2013 at 5:13 PM   |   Comments

ISLAND PARK, N.Y., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A brass bell installed at an Island Park, N.Y., playground and dedicated to a Sandy Hook Elementary School victim was stolen, Nassau County, N.Y., police said.

The theft of the eight-inch bell occurred sometime between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, police said.

"I think if they [the thief] knew the significance of it, they would have left it alone," said Bill Lavin, founder of the Sandy Ground Project that developed the playground, one of 26 on Long Island dedicated to the victims of the Newtown, Conn., shootings in December 2012.

Each of the playgrounds is dedicated to a shooting victim. The playground where the theft occurred, the 10th to be built, is dedicated to Caroline Previdi, 6, WCBS-TV, New York reported.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Featured UPI Collection
trending
Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Celebrity Couples of 2014 [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
China questions Americanism in SATs
2
Dairy Queen hit by Backoff malware breach
3
St. Paul police arrest a black man for sitting on a bench waiting for his children
4
Plague bomb data found on seized Islamic State laptop
5
'Old Ironsides' sails across Boston Harbor before 3-year-rehab
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback