Not Again - School Shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
State and Newtown police, ambulance, and emergency response personnel responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shortly after 9:30 am, Friday, following reports of a shooting. One child was carried from the school by a police officer, apparently seriously wounded. Other injuries are reported, and emergency personnel have set up triage facilities.
The AP news wire is now reporting that the gunman has been killed; no details yet.
This is a really bad one, folks. The Associated Press now reports that 27 people are dead, 18 of them children.
Latest reports are that 26 people are dead, 18 of them children. A second person is reportedly now in custody.
From the Newtown Bee, a heartbreaking photo of children being led from the school: