School Shooting Shakes Connecticut Town

School Shooting Shakes Connecticut Town

The world of Newtown, Conn. was rattled early Friday morning as an active shooter entered the Sandy Hook Elementary School, gunning down a reported 20 students and 7 adults in what can only be described as a massacre.

The suspect, Adam Lanza, 20 was also killed by a self-inflicted gunshot. It has been reported that he was carrying four weapons, clad in black clothing and equipped with a bulletproof vest. His mother was a teacher at the elementary school. She is among those dead.

Police are continuing to investigate if there is a second shooter involved in the incident.

Various reports state that the shooting began in the building’s main office around 9:40 a.m. Classes at Sandy Hook Elementary begin at 9:05 a.m.

Newtown has a population of about 27,000 residents, and is located in the western part of Connecticut. There are believed to be about 600 students that attend the elementary school.

As this is a breaking news story, we’ll continue to keep you updated as this story develops and we learn more details.

This devastating incident will obviously raise many questions in the days ahead: are our schools safe enough? Can we do more? If so, what?

Posted by Tyler Thurston on Dec 14, 2012


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