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Old 12-14-2012, 10:09 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, 12:57 PM   #436
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Ah, that safety blanket mantra sure is reassuring in light of horrific tragedy.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #437
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Part of me wants to know when the media will start holding themselves accountable for the roles they play in events like this. Is is a coincidence that just after the OR shooting someone decides to one up that one?

Frankly there was no reason for the OR shooting to be national news. If those two people getting shot is national news, then what about the other 40+ people being murdered everyday? Are they not worthy of the same attention? Gangland shooting happen every weekend in places like chicago often with multiple deaths. What makes them not worthy of media attention? Is it because the victims have the wrong skin color?

Why we persist in idolizing and sensationalizing these types of shootings in the media is beyond me. Cases like today are news....OR was not...but the news reporting of OR likely contributed strongly to the events of today happening.

Will the media ever acknowledge there role? No...but at the least they should stop identifying the shooters. No need to give them the attention they so desperately crave even if only postmortem. Give the shooters neither fame nor infamy. They are not even worth acknowledging their existence.
People want to know that information, though.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:58 PM   #438
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #439
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Ah, that safety blanket mantra sure is reassuring in light of horrific tragedy.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #440
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I have a 5 year old too, very hard to imagine. I don't even want to try.
Mine is 8. Losing him would literally drive me insane.
I have absolutely no comprehension for what these parents are going through.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:00 PM   #441
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Not on this scope. You're a toad. Way to get banned for being one.
Take your dislike of me to another thread, blaise.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:01 PM   #442
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Well, I was about to. But then you said that. Sooooooooooo I'm torn.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:01 PM   #443
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:01 PM   #444
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Mine is 8. Losing him would literally drive me insane.
I have absolutely no comprehension for what these parents are going through.
Nor do I ever want that comprehension!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #445
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Well, I was about to. But then you said that. Sooooooooooo I'm torn.
You're actually admitting that you're trolling a thread about a tragedy that claimed the lives of innocent children? Congrats on your life choices sir. You have clearly exalted to the pinnacle of personal achievement.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #446
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Take your dislike of me to another thread, blaise.
Stop quoting my posts, toad. There's a gun control thread in DC with plenty of space for you to be the asshole you seem to want to be.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #447
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People want to know that information, though.
People want to know the identify of women that are raped or children that are molested but that doesn't mean they are entitled to such information.

Plus we long ago stopped having news organizations. Regardless of which political spectrum they support, they are all tabloids now. None of them are credible as news organizations.
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:03 PM   #448
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I once heard about a psychiatric test, probably got it from a movie but it goes like this.
At her motherís funeral a woman meets the man of her dreams so she kills her sister. Why?

The answer most sane people give is "to eliminate competition".
Most serial killers answer it by saying "she wanted to see the man again".
The point is you canít think the way this killer did because normal people are just not wired that way.
I would think the answer most sane people would give is "she's either evil or crazy."
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:03 PM   #449
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