At least one dead in shooting at Connecticut school

A shooter on Friday opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, leading to multiple victims, the Hartfort Courant newspaper reported.

All Newtown schools were placed in lockdown after the shooting, the Newtown Public School District said.

The shooter, an adult, was dead and two handguns were recovered from the scene, NBC News reported without citing a source.

Danbury Hospital had received three patients from the scene, a hospital spokeswoman told NBC Connecticut.

One child was carried from Sandy Hook Elementary School by a police officer, and the child appeared to have been wounded, the town’s weekly newspaper, the Newtown Bee, said on its website.

Television images showed police and ambulances at the scene, and parents rushing toward the school.

Danbury Hospital, about 11 miles west of the school, had been put on alert for possible casualties, a hospital spokesman told Reuters.

Connecticut State Police said its officers were at the scene with local police but provided no additional details. The emergency call to police occurred at 9:41 a.m., state police said.

An individual answering the phone at the Newtown Police Department declined to comment.

Newtown, with a population about 27,000, is in northern Fairfield County, about 45 miles southwest of Hartford and 80 miles northeast of New York City.

Sandy Hook serves children in kindergarten through fourth grade, roughly ages 5 to 10. It is one of four elementary schools in the district. The town also has a grade 5-6 school, a middle school and a high school.

The United States has experienced a number of mass shooting rampages this year, most recently in Oregon, where a gunman opened fire at a shopping mall on Tuesday, killing two people and then himself.

The deadliest attack came in July at a midnight screening of a Batman film in Colorado that killed 12 people.

Reuters

Photo: State police personnel lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in this handout picture from the Newtown Bee, in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012.

Update: The number of dead is unclear, but there are at least 20 shooting victims.

Update: At least 27 people, including possibly 14 children, were killed

  • Hannibal

    WTF???!!!????!!

  • Hannibal

    WTF???!!!????!!

  • Btru2u

    At this time not a parent in America doesn’t feel overwhelming grief, and to think the massacre in syria is multiplyed a thousand times over while the world does nothing. Surely mankind is at a loss.

    • FadiAbboud

      My thoughts exactly… May God have Mercy. 

  • Btru2u

    At this time not a parent in America doesn’t feel overwhelming grief, and to think the massacre in syria is multiplyed a thousand times over while the world does nothing. Surely mankind is at a loss.

    • FadiAbboud

      My thoughts exactly… May God have Mercy. 

  • Btru2u

    America’s warmongering culture has become a spreading disease within its own borders. Troubled citizens see the example the state sets on how to solve your problems, in a sick and  delusional grandioso show of power. Not much different to their governments actions.

  • Btru2u

    America’s warmongering culture has become a spreading disease within its own borders. Troubled citizens see the example the state sets on how to solve your problems, in a sick and  delusional grandioso show of power. Not much different to their governments actions.

  • Prophettttt

    Tragically, 20 young school children among 26 victims at this  school shooting rampage.It is beyond comprehension why this evil person decided to go on this killing spree of innocent people,and especially defenseless children between the age of 6 and 10 before he ended his own life. why not kill himself only? why  kill others knowing that He would end up killing himself?What ever problems He had, it is an evil mentality that prompted him to take down as many innocent people as He could before He went down. It’s just shocking and heart breaking for any parent  to deal with what these parents are dealing with now.Parents usually think of schools as a safe place for their children;there is no safe place anymore. it is just our imagination.
    It was not easy to watch and explain the news unfolding about this shooting incident with my own 8 year old, who was asking me “why would anyone do that?”
    My sympathy and condolences goes to the families of these victims.

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      this incident is the middle east’s 24/7 thanks to the very same country this incident took place… 

      • Prophettttt

        One difference, Mahdi, is that we  have never seen an incident where an Armed man enters a school and shoots innocent people for no reason in the ME. yes killing and massacres are taking place all the time,and we have nothing to be proud of .

        • Hannibal

          lol I’d rather have one shooter I can take down rather than not see a car bomb or a suicide bomber coming… When our people die because of planned assassinations taking with the target many innocent civilians it is really not something to look forward to…

      • Hannibal

        If that same country gives me a weapon and tells me to go kill people I would refuse… So blame the locals for obliging… That is if your accusations are true.

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          i blame the arabs, they are stupid.. but you know what i am talking about. you are an arab yourself

    • 5thDrawer

      In ANY ‘Culture of the Gun’, similar to that which is experienced in Tripoli Lebanon, or Timbuktu, it happens.
      Not the first and not the last. Tragedies … in many ways, for untold ‘innocents’.
      It somehow seemed natural to the legal owner of the military-style weapons – the Mother of this ‘mentally different’ boy who was shunned by his peers, and the first to die – that giving him access to and teaching him how to use death-dealing weapons was ‘good therapy’ for him. She enjoyed shooting as a hobby. Why not the boy? Make him feel ‘good’ by being his buddy – in a poorly thought out hobby of choice. Perhaps she believed the propaganda of the NRA.
      We will never know.
      And that is the only answer you can give to an 8-yr old … but it is good he recognizes that it’s not normal.

      • Prophettttt

        Although I’m an anti-guns period, I respect the rights of those who want to own them for either personal protection, or for sporting hobbies. That being said, more restrictions should be put in place on certain gains and who can own them, but in the case of this young man who went on a rampage shooting at the very school where He attended as a young boy and killed so many people including young children; It takes more than gun control to prevent such a tragedy. Maybe stricter gun laws may have made the body count smaller, but it would not have totally prevented such a person from killing or attempting to kill for no other reason than his personal grievances. I agree with you that his mother’s “therapy “was a mistake of which she was the first to pay the price for ,and had she survived, she would have been devastated to find out how many innocent people paid a price for her ill-thought therapy.
        A determined killer would kill regardless of what weapons He has at his disposal., and the billion dollar question is how to spot such a hidden behavior and stop it from hurting others.

  • Prophettttt

    Tragically, 20 young school children among 26 victims at this  school shooting rampage.It is beyond comprehension why this evil person decided to go on this killing spree of innocent people,and especially defenseless children between the age of 6 and 10 before he ended his own life. why not kill himself only? why  kill others knowing that He would end up killing himself?What ever problems He had, it is an evil mentality that prompted him to take down as many innocent people as He could before He went down. It’s just shocking and heart breaking for any parent  to deal with what these parents are dealing with now.Parents usually think of schools as a safe place for their children;there is no safe place anymore. it is just our imagination.
    It was not easy to watch and explain the news unfolding about this shooting incident with my own 8 year old, who was asking me “why would anyone do that?”

    • Mahdi Kenaani

      this incident is the middle east’s 24/7 thanks to the very same country this incident took place… 

      • Prophettttt

        One difference, Mahdi, is that we  have never seen an incident where an Armed man enters a school and shoots innocent people for no reason in the ME. yes killing and massacres are taking place all the time,and we have nothing to be proud of .

        • Hannibal

          lol I’d rather have one shooter I can take down rather than not see a car bomb or a suicide bomber coming… When our people die because of planned assassinations taking with the target many innocent civilians it is really not something to look forward to…

      • Hannibal

        If that same country gives me a weapon and tells me to go kill people I would refuse… So blame the locals for obliging… That is if your accusations are true.

        • Mahdi Kenaani

          i blame the arabs, they are stupid.. but you know what i am talking about. you are an arab yourself

    • 5thDrawer

      In ANY ‘Culture of the Gun’, similar to that which is experienced in Tripoli Lebanon, or Timbuktu, it happens.
      Not the first and not the last. Tragedies … in many ways, for untold ‘innocents’.
      It somehow seemed natural to the legal owner of the military-style weapons – the Mother of this ‘mentally different’ boy who was shunned by his peers, and the first to die – that giving him access to and teaching him how to use death-dealing weapons was ‘good therapy’ for him. She enjoyed shooting as a hobby. Why not the boy? Make him feel ‘good’ by being his buddy – in a poorly thought out hobby of choice. Perhaps she believed the propaganda of the NRA.
      We will never know.
      And that is the only answer you can give to an 8-yr old … but it is good he recognizes that it’s not normal.

      • Prophettttt

        Although I’m an anti-guns period, I respect the rights of those who want to own them for either personal protection, or for sporting hobbies. That being said, more restrictions should be put in place on certain gains and who can own them, but in the case of this young man who went on a rampage shooting at the very school where He attended as a young boy and killed so many people including young children; It takes more than gun control to prevent such a tragedy. Maybe stricter gun laws may have made the body count smaller, but it would not have totally prevented such a person from killing or attempting to kill for no other reason than his personal grievances. I agree with you that his mother’s “therapy “was a mistake of which she was the first to pay the price for ,and had she survived, she would have been devastated to find out how many innocent people paid a price for her ill-thought therapy.
        A determined killer would kill regardless of what weapons He has at his disposal., and the billion dollar question is how to spot such a hidden behavior and stop it from hurting others.

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    it really surprises me they dont blame iran for this???

    • FreetheME

      Only a matter of time. Give them time to fabricate something bro.

  • Mahdi Kenaani

    it really surprises me they dont blame iran for this???

    • FreetheME

      Only a matter of time. Give them time to fabricate something bro.