Shooting in Connecticut School


State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, following a reported shooting. Photo: Shannon Hicks / Newton Bee / AP

This morning at around 9:30 a.m. EST a young man in his twenties entered Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, carrying multiple firearms, and proceeded to kill 26 people, including 18 children under 10 years old. This is a tragedy that will send shock waves through the country, but for now our hearts go out to the families involved.

CBS New York is reporting that the school district had recently instituted new security guidelines to prevent just such an event, but it is not clear whether the guidelines were in practice today.

There is ongoing coverage of the events now:

ABC News (Live)


The toll is now reported to be 28, which includes the shooter and an adult found at his residence.

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