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27 Killed in Connecticut Shooting, Including 18 Children
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27 Killed in Connecticut Shooting, Including 18 Children
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New York Times Wrote:A gunman killed 26 people, 18 of them small children, in a shooting on Friday morning at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City, a law enforcement official said.

The gunman, who was believed to be in his 20s, walked into a classroom where his mother was a teacher. He shot and killed her and then shot 18 students in the classroom. He also shot seven other adults, and then killed himself inside the school. Various news outlets identified the shooter as Ryan Lanza. The shooting ranks among the worst in recent United States history.

The ages of the children who were killed were between 5 and 10 years old, President Obama said during a nationally televised address during which he wiped tears from his eyes.

A 9-year-old student said he was in the gym when the shooting erupted.

“We were in the gym, and I heard really loud bangs,'’ said the boy, as he stood shivering and weeping outside the school with his father’s arms draped around him. “We thought that someone was knocking something over. And we heard yelling, and we heard gunshots. We heard lots of gunshots. We heard someone say, ‘Put your hands up.’ I heard, ‘Don’t shoot.’ We had to go into the closet in the gym. Then someone came and told us to run down the hallway. There were police at every door. There were lots of people crying and screaming.'’

Another student at the school told an NBC affiliate in Connecticut: “I was in the gym and I heard like seven loud booms, and the gym teachers told us to go in the corner and we huddled. We all heard these booming noises, and we started crying. So the gym teachers told us to go into the office where no one could find us. Then a police officer told us to run outside.”

State police said the Newtown police called them shortly after 9:30 a.m., according to Lt. J. Paul Vance of the Connecticut State Police. “On- and off-duty troopers responded to the school, and with Newtown police immediately upon arrival entered the school and began an active shooter search,” Lieutenant Vance said.

Meredith Artley, the managing editor of CNN.com, said that someone who works at the school told her the shooting happened in the hallway. “She described it as a ‘Pop, pop, pop,'” Ms. Artley said. “She said three people went out into the hall and only one person came back, the vice principal, she said, who was shot in the leg or the foot, who came crawling back. She cowered under the table and called 911. She never saw the shooting. There must have been a hundred rounds.”

Mr. Obama was briefed on the shooting at 10:30 a.m., the White House said.

Danbury Hospital said it was treating three patients from the shooting scene, according to its Facebook page. The hospital, which is not far from the elementary school, said it was on lockdown.

At the hospital, stunned-looking personnel in white coats looked shaken as they gathered in small groups talking about the shooting. In a corner near the gift shop, one woman comforted a weeping colleague.

In the coffee shop, a few customers finished their sandwiches at the lunch counter and the cashier wiped tears from her eyes as she rang up customers.

In a mostly empty fifth-floor waiting room, three women watched local coverage of the tragedy, shaking their heads at each new horrifying detail.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy arrived at the scene of the shooting on Friday afternoon.

The school, located among wooded hills and suburban tracts in Fairfield County, 12 miles east of Danbury, serves kindergarten through fourth grade. The school has about 700 students.

“It’s just a little country school,'’ said Robert Place, 65, as he stood near the scene. “The look is very ‘50s or ‘60s. One floor. It’s always had a good reputation. People come to Newtown for the schools.'’

The school’s principal, Dawn Hochsprung, was reportedly one of those shot. But at the home of her daughter Cristina Hassinger, in Oakville, Conn., the family was still awaiting any news of her fate.

“We’re looking for any hope,” said Ryan Hassinger, the son-in-law of the principal. “If she’s in the hospital, any chance is better.”

He said that his wife, Cristina, 28, and “her sister are there now,” with Connecticut state troopers, and that he and other relatives were awaiting word on any news.

“I looked on Twitter and it says that she is passed,” said Mr. Hassinger. But, he added, the family was “just waiting.”

A photograph published by a local newspaper, The Newtown Bee, showed a line of children being escorted out of the school with some of the children crying.

In front of a senior center next door to the school, a 20-year-old woman was with her 4-year-old sister, who was in the school at the time of the shooting. The older woman came to pick up her younger sister along with their mother. The girl had her arms and legs wrapped around her older sister.

When a reporter asked the woman what the little girl knew of what had happened, the woman said, “Absolutely nothing, and we don’t plan to tell her anything.”

Reporting was contributed by Peter Applebome, Robert Davey, Elizabeth Maker and Kristin Hussey Zisson from Connecticut, and Al Baker, Andy Newman, Jennifer Preston and Wendy Ruderman from New York.

This is terrible. My prayers go out to all the parents and families affected by this tragic event. Sad
12-15-2012 06:36 AM
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how awful that's soo sad....

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12-15-2012 06:38 AM
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It is now an update of 20 children and 6 adults... Unbelievable... May God help their families
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12-15-2012 07:14 AM
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Already knew about it a few hours ago. Ruined my whole friday.
12-15-2012 07:18 AM
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So sad that something like this has happened at a school especially nearing the holidays
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12-15-2012 07:24 AM
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i can't believe such a thing could happen. it's unthinkable.
12-15-2012 10:52 AM
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This is Very sad, The Freakin Lunatic's in the world
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12-15-2012 10:54 AM
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Seriously, these people that want to do stuff like this need to stop and think for a second.. "Hey, why kill innocent young children or innocent people, when I could be tasting Wendy's baconator right now, happily living my life with that hot burger in between my hands, instead of making the ultimate decision of ending my life right here, right now?"

Chill out, eat a baconator, everything will be fine. Jail/Death do not give you the option of enjoying the good things. In fact, they make you wish for those good things. Doing decisions like killing other people, pfft your life is forever gone.

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12-15-2012 11:18 AM
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(12-15-2012 07:14 AM)Lucius Wrote:  It is now an update of 20 children and 6 adults... Unbelievable... May God help their families
Amen. Sad
12-15-2012 11:31 AM
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I just looked up the new smosh vid and people are whining since they didnt post a video because of the shooting. Because this guy said "oh i see the irony in kids dying, this guy should get a medal!" thats what someone said about the shooting
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12-15-2012 12:32 PM
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Heard about this earlier..Pretty sad...i just wish dei didnt try and joke about everything
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well yeah, the guy could've eaten that.. baconator O_o so yummy~guys, this is what I want to say : enjoy life while you still have it, because you may never know when it shall end.
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what was the motive?
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I heard that it was his own acting

But of course i guess a baconator could work too.......its not like im chewing on one as i type right!
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just came to hear this now really sad news
hope to R.I.P.
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Who said I was joking?

A baconator is one of those good things for you to enjoy your life. How about reading my whole post instead of creating your own assumption on what I'm doing?

You can't say that there isn't a choice. There's always a choice and what this person did, it was most obviously the wrong choice. Why did he do it? Who in the world knows?!
They didn't think about their choices, they decided to act before thinking. Like I said earlier, they could've stopped, took a minute and think about the right things that are worth living for in this world instead of making that one decision on killing innocent little kids.

Maybe he thought the world is really ending and decided to go crazy? That's a possible answer.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/...ghter?lite

(12-15-2012 01:37 PM)Guider456 Wrote:  what was the motive?
Adam's motive for massacre is still a mystery. If you go to link I posted, Adam's brother, Ryan, says that Adam has mental illness. I seriously doubt that. What mentally ill person can grab a gun, know how to aim and shoot it, and actually kill people? What the flip ;_;

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Also, we have a brave little hero there as well. You'll see it when reading the link I posted.
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Good Point ^
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when people have no life they have blood lust in them and have the urge to kill random people for no apparent reason
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Also 'nother good point
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He also killed his own mother, then took her guns to kill all of those innocent people........ thats horrible
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(12-15-2012 07:14 AM)Lucius Wrote:  It is now an update of 20 children and 6 adults... Unbelievable... May God help their families
correct, 20 children 6 adults,not including the mother i just heard,may there souls R.I.P...my prayers have been sent out to them

(12-15-2012 02:03 PM)SparrowHawk Wrote:  Who said I was joking?

A baconator is one of those good things for you to enjoy your life. How about reading my whole post instead of creating your own assumption on what I'm doing?

You can't say that there isn't a choice. There's always a choice and what this person did, it was most obviously the wrong choice. Why did he do it? Who in the world knows?!
They didn't think about their choices, they decided to act before thinking. Like I said earlier, they could've stopped, took a minute and think about the right things that are worth living for in this world instead of making that one decision on killing innocent little kids.

Maybe he thought the world is really ending and decided to go crazy? That's a possible answer.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/...ghter?lite

(12-15-2012 01:37 PM)Guider456 Wrote:  what was the motive?
Adam's motive for massacre is still a mystery. If you go to link I posted, Adam's brother, Ryan, says that Adam has mental illness. I seriously doubt that. What mentally ill person can grab a gun, know how to aim and shoot it, and actually kill people? What the flip ;_;

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Also, we have a brave little hero there as well. You'll see it when reading the link I posted.
btw you never know about mental illness...if none of you remember, Columbine,1 person had a mental illness,and it caused the other person to think the same thing
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Saw this on the news yesterday..... it was the main news here in Norway! So we are all praying for you from over here.....! Sad
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same here....the kid shot his mother...what an ignoramus.
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on this,it says the shooter was Ryan Lanza...but on the site,it says brother was Ryan Lanza...mix up? or did they have same names ?
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its a mixup the shooter was Alex Lanza
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More information

http://news.msn.com/us/conn-gunman-recal...but-remote
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(12-16-2012 02:52 AM)Guider456 Wrote:  its a mixup the shooter was Alex Lanza
read another thing on it,it says shooter was adam lanza
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they need to get their info right .-. but reading recent news report on it i guess adam lanza is his name :/
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Delete or edit your post, the reason why they did not want to spread the gunman's name out is because they didn't want the gunman to be remembered, they wanted the 20 children and 6 adults to be remembered.

That punk does not deserve to be remembered by anyone, so don't spread his name around to other people
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He shouldnt have to delete just cause he said his name
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