Friday, December 14, 2012

Deadly School Shooting At Sandy Hook Elementary School

 Twenty-seven reported dead in a school shooting in Newton, Connecticut including some twenty children.
The first 911 call reportedly came in just after 9:40 a.m., stating that multiple students were trapped in a classroom with a gunman, who authorities say was an adult who had at least two guns. The school locks its exterior doors during the school day, so it is unclear how the gunman or gunmen gained access to the building.

It has been reported that the gunman, now deceased, has been identified as 24 year old Adam Lanza.  It has also been confirmed that the body found in the Newton home of shooting of Nancy J. Lanza, his mother.
A second man was taken out of the woods in handcuffs wearing a black jacket and camouflage pants and telling parents on the scene, “I did not do it.” He has been taken into custody.  Police do not feel that he is connected to the shooting.
According to a witness report, the school's principal and another staffer were killed while the vice principal was shot in the leg after a gunman opened fire in a hallway.
A witness said gunshots were heard in the hallway during a meeting and that "100 rounds" must have been fired, according to CNN. After the shots were fired, three people ran into the hallway but only the vice principal crawled back.
Most of the children dead were in a Kindergarten class. The Principal Dawn Hochsprung  and school psychologist are also among the dead.

Ryan Lanza, 24 year-old brother of Adam is being questioned, but is not considered a suspect.

Today’s shooting comes just two days after a gunman in Oregon shot and killed two people at a crowded Oregon mall. The suspect in that case was identified as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts. Police say Roberts' took his own life inside a mall store. Authorities in that case are still piecing together a possible motive.
Sandy Hook Elementary School is closed Friday while police continue to investigate the shooting.
My prayers go out to those families who lost children.

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