Before Sutherland Springs, before Las Vegas, before Orlando, there was Newtown, where a gunman shot 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. Noah Pozner, whose family is Jewish, was the youngest person shot that day — one of 20 children.
Lenny Pozner thought that moving far away from the site of his son’s murder could help his family begin the healing process. Soon after Noah’s death, Pozner, his now ex-wife, Veronique Pozner, and their elementary school-aged daughters, Arielle and Sophia, left Newtown, Connecticut, to make a fresh start.
“It was the beginning of a new chapter, in the sunshine of Florida, hoping to find some warmth,” Pozner told the Forward. “It was a new life.”
But after a few nightmare years in their new home in Boca Raton, Florida, the Pozners say they have moved again. They are hoping to escape what Pozner says is rampant harassment by a few individuals — including a local police detective — with little support from Boca Raton law enforcement.