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    Twenty-seven people, including 18 children, have been killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to the Associated Press.

    The report cites an official with knowledge of the situation.

    Sources told The Courant that there are at least 20 shooting victims. Many of the shootings took place in a kindergarten classroom, sources said.

    One entire classroom is unaccounted for, sources said.

    A person believed to be a shooter is dead. Earlier reports of a second shooter are unconfirmed.

    Three people were brought to Danbury Hospital, but their condition is unknown. The emergency room is on lockdown.

    Police were still searching the school at 11 a.m., and police dogs had been brought in. Around noon, the triage area was broken down, stretchers were taken away and the SWAT team left the building.

    Shortly after 9:40 a.m., police reported that a shooter was in the main office of the school. A person in one room had “numerous gunshot wounds,” police said.

    Groups of students — some crying, some holding hands — were being escorted away from the school by their teachers. Some students were still in the school at 10:30 a.m., parents said.

    School and local emergency officials are accounting for the children, who will be released to their parents to get them home. A staging area has been set up at the Sandy Hook fire department, directly in front of the school.

    Frustrated parents are trying to get information from officials, who are still actively searching the school.

    Parent Richard Wilford said his Sandy Hook second-grader, Richie, heard what he described as “pans falling” when gunshots rang out. He said that his son told him that the teacher went to go check, came back in and locked the door and told the students to stand in the corner.

    “What does a parent think about coming to a school where there’s a shooting” It’s the most terrifying moment of a parent’s life … you have no idea,” said Wilford.

    Eight-year-old Alexis Wasik, a third-grader at the school, said police were checking everybody inside the school before they were escorted to the firehouse.

    "We had to walk with a partner," she said.

    One child leaving the school said that there was shattered glass everywhere. A police officer ran into the classroom and told them to run outside and keep going until the reach the firehouse.

    Audra Barth, who was walking away from the school with her first-grade son and third-grade daughter, says a teacher took first-graders into the restroom after bullets came through the window.

    Andrew Doba, a spokesman for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, said the governor is monitoring the situation and is in “constant contact” with state police, who are coordinating with federal and local officials. Malloy will travel to Newtown later today, he said.

    Afternoon buses and kindergarten has been cancelled. The entire district is on lockdown.

    http://www.courant.com/news/breaking...,3969911.story
    Update as they come in.

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    As a father of 3 boys under 7 years of age, this is so unfathonable and heart wrenching...

    I can't imagine how sick a person can be to do this...

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    There...are...no words...

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    Reuters & Fox News is reporting it was an entire KG class.
    My wife is in tears next to me, I'm pretty damn close myself.

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    RT @Newtown_HH: CBS's John Miller says father of the student was the shooter. Second Gunman in custody. News Conference any minute.

    2nd gunman? 2 f#ckin wackos are involved in this? WTF

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    Just as an aside guys, if you want to have a discussion in response to this about gun laws, we can certainly do so. Just please create a thread in the politics forum and keep the discussion there. I don't want to see this thread devolve into that kind of discussion. Thanks.

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    Awful. Words cannot describe.

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    A second gunman????? Please no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonhomme Richard View Post
    Just as an aside guys, if you want to have a discussion in response to this about gun laws, we can certainly do so. Just please create a thread in the politics forum and keep the discussion there. I don't want to see this thread devolve into that kind of discussion. Thanks.
    I bumped my gun law thread from after the Aurora shooting in the Politics Forum. Just wonder how many more of these tragic acts it'll take for things to change.

    I am literally in disbelief that someone would kill a class of kids.

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    Sickening. What an awful world we live in. I cannot understand why anyone would ever even conceive of doing something so abhorrent and vile.

    I'm so tired of hearing about gun violence, when does it ever end???

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    The girl crying in the picture above looks almost identical to my oldest daughter. Its really freaking me out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishooked View Post
    Reuters & Fox News is reporting it was an entire KG class.
    My wife is in tears next to me, I'm pretty damn close myself.
    Same here.

    I hate this fukcing world.

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    Hope the Mayans are right about the world ending.

    About f*cking time.

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    Why kids? Why would anyone ever want to harm kids?

    Just awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John_0515 View Post
    27 dead

    18 children

    May include 2nd shooter

    Getting info.

    Police departments around the country on alert for copycats/motivated shooters.
    This is terrible, my wife teaches kindergarten and this just sends chills down my spine

    Nice to see you back, where you been dude??

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    My son is in kindergarten. I can't even imagine what a 5-6 yr old would do in that situation. A gunman walks in to your classroom.... Good God.

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    Jesus. What is the world coming to.

    The worst thing I had to deal with in elementary school was choosing between regular and chocolate milk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Things View Post
    Same here.

    I hate this fukcing world.

    Even though I'm we're ecstatic that we're days away from having our first child, we wonder about bringing her into such a crazy, violent world.

    RIP to all the victims.

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    Reports now seem to be confirming there was a second shooter, making this even wsicker and more sinister, if that's possible.

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    Could have been any elementary school. I couldn't imagine the shock and horror of dropping your kids off at school with every expectation that you'll see them after school, to be told your child was murdered.

    Makes me feel physically ill. Haven't felt like this since 9-11. Awful.

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