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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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http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=261606

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:52 AM   #46
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horrible.

and the other collateral damage is the anti-gun folks are going to use this horrible event to push their agenda.
If any shooting could result in the tiniest amount of gun control, it's this one.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #47
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"state police source indicates this could be worst school shooting in US history. One whole classroom unaccounted for."

" BREAKING: CNN confirms close to 20 killed, including 10 childen"

...from http://live.reuters.com/Event/Newtown_School_Shooting
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #48
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I am so sick of all this gun bullshit.
Same here.

This is so, so ****ing sad. I couldn't imagine being the parents of those children.

I am not a religious man, but God be with them.

.....Just too many PoS in this world.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #49
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If any shooting could result in the tiniest amount of gun control, it's this one.
I think so too.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #50
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #51
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:53 AM   #52
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I really wish these reporters wouldn't keep saying that the principal has been killed. Imagine his family and friends turning on the TV to find this out.

And some how, as a country, we have to figure out why this keeps happening so much and how to fix it.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:54 AM   #53
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If any shooting could result in the tiniest amount of gun control, it's this one.
I try not to get into these gun control debates. I understand both sides of the story and both have valid rights/concerns.

However, this event will cause more people to favor tightened gun control policy. And can you honestly blame them?
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:57 AM   #60
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I try not to get into these gun control debates. I understand both sides of the story and both have valid rights/concerns.

However, this event will cause more people to favor tightened gun control policy. And can you honestly blame them?
They don't enforce the ones already on the books.
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