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Old 12-14-2012, 11:09 AM  
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Connecticut school shooting: 18 children among 27 dead

'Close to 20' dead in Connecticut school shooting, source says
Newtown, Connecticut (CNN) -- Nearly 20 people died Friday in an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN.

At least 10 of the dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School were children, the source said. At a news conference Friday afternoon, state police Lt. Paul Vance would say only that there had been "several fatalities."

The school was secure, and the public was not in danger, Vance said.

"Why? Why?" one woman wailed as she walked up a wooded roadway leading from the school.

A parent who was inside the school at the time of the attack said she heard what sounded like at least 100 rounds being fired. She said she saw two school employees who had died.

'I hope my mom is ok': Tweets from the Connecticut school shooting

Hospital officials in neighboring Danbury said they were treating three people wounded in the shooting. Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton said the victims were in "very serious" condition.

The shooter is dead, a source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN's Susan Candiotti. The suspect's body is in a classroom at the school, the source said.

A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation said a male was being questioned but he is not being called a suspect.

Federal officers in tactical gear were on the scene, coordinating with local and state police. At least four ambulances remained at the school Friday afternoon.

Police have recovered two weapons from the suspect, a Glock and a Sig Sauer, the source said. It's unclear if police killed the suspect.

'It doesn't seem possible' -- parents shocked by school shooting

Police and teachers rushed students from the building as police swarmed the area shortly after the first calls came in, around 9:40 a.m. ET. Officials moved students to a nearby firehouse, where parents frantically sought information about their children.

Third-grader Alexis Wasik said police and teachers barged into her classroom and told students to hide in the corner.

"Everybody was crying," she said. "And I just heard the police officers yelling."

Aerial images from CNN affiliate News 12 New Jersey showed police officers armed with rifles following a dog into woods near the school.

Other officers, some in tactical gear, stood around the school with guns drawn, CNN affiliate WFSB reported.

All schools in the city were on lockdown Friday as police assessed the situation, Vance said.

Gov. Dan Malloy is "horrified" by what happened, a spokesman said.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said the Obama administration feels "enormous sympathy" for affected families and pledged federal support for state and local law enforcement.

Newtown is about 60 miles north of New York.

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Old 12-14-2012, 12:44 PM   #166
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This makes me want to move back to the small town where I grew up. Not close to a major urban area. It could still happen there, I know. But it's not nearly as likely.
Small towns are great.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:44 PM   #167
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I guess I fail to understand why people don't think teachers can be capable and trusted to use a firearm.
I think the teacher is fine. But is the teacher going to have the gun in a lockbox? Around their waist? What concerns me is a kid or group of kids basically attacking the teacher and getting the gun or key.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:44 PM   #168
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Yes, because criminals obey these laws.
At least slow down crime.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:44 PM   #169
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:44 PM   #170
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So many dead. Have they said what kind of gun might have been involved?
Glock, Sig and .223 is the guns I have been hearing them mention
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #171
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At least slow down crime.
Please don't make somone post the stats again for the 10000000000000000th time.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #172
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:45 PM   #173
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Ban gun possession.

Events like this should be a message.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #174
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this makes me finally decide on going to get my ccw permit. Ive had enough. so many nutcases out there. I'm carrying from now on
yuuuup.
I'm finally going to pony up the roughly $200 and be done with it.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:46 PM   #175
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I'm trying to picture my old teachers trying to shoot down a gunman. It's a funny image.
Well, regardless of your former teachers displaying any apparent ability to handle a firearm, it really isn't that hard after about a week's worth of training. And I'd rather Mr. Kotter have a fighting chance against an armed whack job than Mr. Kotter cowering in the corner while the armed mad man walks in throwing bullets towards innocent kindergarteners.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #176
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Israel was plagued by "brave freedom fighters" attacking schoolchildren, usually with knives. They now require all school teachers to train w/firearms for the schoolroom AND carry them in the class and on any school outing. I've seen nice little ladies w/M-1 carbines or M-16s on a strap over their back. The kids in their care seemed safe enough to me.

News confirms that the shooter was the father of a student. Wonderful.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #177
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #178
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The same people who want to make it as difficult as possible to vote... with registration and identification requirements, want to make it as easy as possible to own a gun.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:48 PM   #179
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Small towns are great.
i live in a small town, about 7 years ago a couple kids brought a list of kids they were going to kill to school.


shit can happen anywhere.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:49 PM   #180
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yuuuup.
I'm finally going to pony up the roughly $200 and be done with it.
Did it a while back, I am not going to be at a mall or a restaurant and let some asshole having a bad day determine if my family lives or dies if I can help it.
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