Massacre: More Than a Dozen Dead, Including Children, in CT School Rampage; Update: 27 Dead, Many Children

Posted by on Dec 14, 2012 at 12:46 pm

A painfully tragic reminder that teachers and students are sitting ducks in “gun-free” school zones. When some maniac decides to murder people their own actions, not a gun, are responsible.

More than a dozen people, including elementary school children, were shot and killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school this morning, federal and state sources tell ABC News.

A shooting involving two gunmen erupted at a Connecticut school this morning, prompting the town of Newtown to lock down all of its schools and draw SWAT teams to the school, authorities said today.

State Police confirm that one shooter is dead. A second gunman is apparently at large. Car-to-car searches are underway.

It’s unclear how many people have been shot, but more than a dozen people including school children are dead, multiple federal and state sources tell ABC News.

It’s already being politicized, of course. Never let a crisis go to waste, they like to say.

Update: This is beyond sickening.

“Several” children were among those killed in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, CBS News reported.

CBS News reports at least 27 people are dead, and up to a dozen of those victims are students.

John Miller of CBS News reports that “the number the command post is working with is 27 dead.”

The shooter is dead, according to officials.

John Miller reports that the gunman appears to have traveled from New Jersey. He’s described as a young man, possibly late teens or early twenties.

Update: Just monstrous.

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.

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