Absolutely devastating and horrible, my heart goes out to the people affected by this.
Yet another mass shooting to add to the list that has been accumulating since the beginning of the year, and this time it was at an elementary school. How many mass shootings are we going to allow?? When are we going to fucking DO SOMETHING about the lack of gun control in the country??
How many people, how many parents, children, brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces, and grandchildren have to die before we join forces as a country to end all of this pointless bloodshed???
JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN , The Associated Press
POSTED: Friday, December 14, 2012, 12:43 PM
“UPDATE: An official with knowledge of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday has told the Associated Press that as many as 27 people have been killed, 18 of them children.
NEWTOWN, Conn. – A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left the gunman dead and at least one teacher wounded and sent frightened pupils into the parking lot.
The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.
It wasn’t clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital. Andrea Rynn, a spokeswoman at the hospital, said it had three patients from the school but she did not have information on the extent or nature of their injuries.
Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.
“It’s alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America,” he said.
The superintendent’s office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. Schools in neighboring towns also were locked down as a precaution.
State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m. A SWAT team was among the throngs of police to respond.
A photo posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students , some crying, others looking visibly frightened , being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other’s shoulders.
The White House said President Barack Obama was notified of the shooting.
Associated Press writer Michael Melia contributed to this report from Hartford.”