United States of America President, Barack Obama, couldn’t holds back his tears as he expressed his condolences for those who perished in the Connecticut shooting.
On Friday morning, 20-year-old Adam Lanza had stormed the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut with guns and shot and killed at least 26 people – including 20 children before committing suicide.
In a sign of respect for the victims of the shooting, Obama issued an official proclamation ordering the U.S. flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House, all public buildings and military posts until Dec. 18.
“As a country, we have been through this too many times,” President Obama remarked. “Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago — these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children.”
This was the nation’s second-deadliest school shooting, reportedly exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007.
on Friday morning, killing at least 26 people — including 20 children.
The gunman who committed suicide at the school has been identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza. Lanza’s mother was a teacher at the school.