Friday, December 14, 2012
Shannon Hicks / The Newton Bee: State police led children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., after a shooting was reported there.
A mass shooting at an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut has reportedly left at least 28 people dead, including 20 children, as officials and the media scrambled to put the pieces together Friday. Among the dead was the adult gunman whose identity and details were not yet available.
The numbers of dead and wounded make this one of the worst school shooting in U.S. history. It also stands out because of the young age of the victims, many of whom died in a kindergarten classroom, according to officials who spoke to the Hartford Courant.
“I can’t believe it’s happened in my town,” said Lisa Terifay, a mother of two children at the school who were not injured, according to the Washington Post.
Sandy Hook Elementary School is in a residential, wooded neighborhood, southeast of Hartford and about 90 minutes north of New York City. The school has 39 teachers and approximately 650 students.
Please say a prayer for them all This is a very sad sad day to all the families. My heart is heartbroken. Hug your kids tonight cause you never know......