At least 27 dead in mass school shooting, including 18 children aged from 5 to 10: official
NEWTOWN, Conn. — At least 27 people are dead, 18 of them children, after a shooting in a Connecticut elementary school, making it one of the deadliest school shootings in U.S. history.
An entire classroom of children is still unaccounted for, according to local newspaper reports. Roughly 600 students attend the school and are between the ages of five and 10.
The shooter was also killed inside the school and apparently had more than one gun, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. (Jessica Hill/AP; Douglas Healey/Getty Images; AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)
The top photo of the woman on the phone literally gave me chills. Imagine being her, whether shes a parent, sister, etc. Getting a phone call telling you your 5 year old child hasn’t made it out or that you will never be able to see your brother/sister ever again. This shooting is so disturbing.. How many more times are we going to have to hear about innocent people being shot and murdered in America before something is done about it?… Praying for all the family and friends of the victims and praying for change.