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Newtown School Massacre Updates

Fri, Dec 14, 2012 at 11:11:08 am

Here's another thread to keep up with breaking news from the horrific school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut. CNN's Lisa Desjardins just posted this awful news:

NEWTON: source tells John King that deaths at school are closer to 30 than 20 and that it is "mostly children".

— Lisa Desjardins (@LisaDCNN) December 14, 2012

UPDATE at 12/14/12 11:13:07 am

The shooter was a 20-year old man, dressed all in black. When police visited the man's home in New Jersey, they discovered one of his parents fatally shot.

UPDATE at 12/14/12 11:32:01 am

The shooter has been identified as Ryan Lanza. (Correction @ 1:19: AP now confirms that the shooter's name was Adam Lanza.)

UPDATE at 12/14/12 11:55:17 am

A Facebook page for a "Ryan Lanza" in Hoboken, being circulated all over the Internet, now appears to be unconnected to the shooter:

I'm FB friends with the profile being sent around. This is a real screen grab.

— Matt Bors (@MattBors) December 14, 2012

UPDATE at 12/14/12 12:04:01 pm

BREAKING: AP source: Suspect in Connecticut school shootings is 24-year-old; younger brother being held. -SS

— The Associated Press (@AP) December 14, 2012

UPDATE: Another relative of the Conn. school shooter has been found dead in his #Newtown home, reports NBC News.

— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) December 14, 2012

UPDATE at 12/14/12 5:30:06 pm

It turns out that Ryan Lanza, wrongly identified as the shooter in early reports, is Adam Lanza's brother. See: Original Reports of Newtown School Shooter's ID Led to Brother's Facebook Account.