18 Children, 9 Others Killed In Newtown Elementary School Shooting

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students evacuated to a nearby firehouse as they walked hand-in-hand
students evacuated to a nearby firehouse as they walked hand-in-hand

A gunman opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut yesterday morning (December 14), leaving 27 people, including 18 children dead. The shooter, an unidentified male, was also confirmed dead.

The first 911 calls were received by police at around 9:40 a.m., stating that students were possibly trapped in a classroom at Sandy Hook Elementary School with an armed man. Police immediately rushed a SWAT team to the scene, evacuating the students to a nearby firehouse as they walked hand-in-hand through shattered glass. Police recovered two weapons: a Glock and Sig Sauer.

Connecticut governor, Dan Malloy, was present at the scene delivering news to the families involved, making that his priority according to short media conference with a spokesperson. Connecticut State Police spokesman Paul Vance confirmed that the school is now clear, after being searched door-to-door. He also said the deceased gunman was still inside, as at the time of filing this report.

The city’s local schools were locked down for the remainder of the school day. The FBI and local police also remained at the scene.

President Obama was also confirmed as offering his condolences before he later released a statement on the shooting.

The horrific shooting once again underscore the importance of the gunban being advocated in the United States with currently an estimated 220+ million guns. An unpoliceable 12,000 miles of borders and coastlines however remain one of the strong argument points of those in support of guns.

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  1. the man that killed 26 children in us is a devil.am sure by now he must have face is judgement.i went the family to face the firing square.


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