Connecticut Elementary School Shooting [LIVE CBS VIDEO & SLIDE SHOW]

By: CBS News; Associated Press Email
By: CBS News; Associated Press Email

December 15, 2012 -

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- State and national flags on public grounds throughout Florida will be flown at half-staff to honor the victims of a massacre at a Connecticut elementary school.

President Barack Obama has ordered for U.S. flags to be flown at half-staff through Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott also ordered Friday for all Florida state flags to be lowered immediately to half-staff at all local, state and federal buildings.

Scott says his thoughts and prayers are with the families and victims of Friday's shooting in Newtown, Conn. Authorities say more than two dozen people, including 20 children, were killed after a gunman opened fire inside the school where his mother was a teacher.
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- AP Source: More guns besides 2 handguns found inside Conn. school where gunman went on rampage.


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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Hundreds of people are packing a church and spilling outside in Connecticut to remember the victims of a shooting that killed 26 people at an elementary school.

With the church filled to capacity, hundreds of people
stood outside Friday night at the St. Rose of Lima church in Newtown, some of them holding hands in circles and saying prayers. Others lit candles and sang "Silent Night."

Anthony Bloss, whose three daughters survived the shooting, says they heard gunshots but they are not talking much about the shooting. He says he feels completely numb.

Tracy Hoekenga says she wanted to come to the vigil because she is struggling with many emotions. Her two boys survived the shooting.

Associated Press

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Police aren't say what may have motivated a man to open fire inside two classrooms at a Connecticut elementary school today, but a law enforcement official who has been briefed on the investigation says the gunman was believed to suffer from a personality disorder

Twenty-six people, including 20 children, were killed in the shooting rampage before the gunman shot and killed himself. Police say another adult was found dead at a second location.

A law enforcement official has identified the gunman as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, the son of a teacher at the Sandy Hook Elementary school. The official says Lanza killed his mother at their home before driving his mother's car to the school.

Police say the killer carried two handguns into the school, while a rifle was found in the back of a car. They say the shootings took place in two classrooms, but they are not providing details on exactly how it unfolded.

Students and their parents describe teachers locking doors and ordering the children to huddle in classroom corners or hide in closets as shots echoed through the building. Authorities said the shootings took place in two nearby classrooms, but they gave no details on exactly how they unfolded.


Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- AP source: In mass shootings, son killed his mother at their home, then went on school rampage.


CBS News Web Copy

Twenty children were killed Friday in a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left a total of 27 people dead, including the gunman, the police said.

Six adults were killed in the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance told reporters at an afternoon news conference.

Among the dead was the school's principal. One teacher was wounded but survived.

The attack, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, was the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007.

"This is most definitely the worst thing that we have experienced in town; tragic," Newtown police Lt. George Sinko told reporters.
A source familiar with the investigation identified the shooter as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, CBS News investigative producer Pat Milton reports. Law enforcement sources had earlier told CBS News that the gunman was Ryan Lanza, Adam Lanza's older brother.

Ryan Lanza is being questioned by authorities in New Jersey, Milton reports.

Vance said police found the gunman deceased inside the school. He did not say how the shooter died.

A law enforcement official told CBS News that Lanza's mother, who worked at Sandy Hook Elementary, was found dead in her house in Newtown. Earlier, a law enforcement official told CBS News that Lanza's mother was among the dead at the school.

Lanza apparently targeted his mother's classroom at the school, the official said. Some of her students were among those killed.
The shooting took place in two classrooms, Vance said. Eighteen children had died at the school, and two more died after being transported to area hospitals, he said. Vance didn't know what grade the students were in. The school teaches students between kindergarten and fourth grade.

Law enforcement sources told CBS News senior correspondent John Miller the gunman apparently drove to the school from New Jersey. A law enforcement official in Washington told The Associated Press that New Jersey State Police were searching a location in that state in connection with the shootings.

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that authorities found two guns on the gunman's body, a Glock 9 mm pistol and a Sig Sauer pistol. A Bushmaster assault rifle was found in his vehicle, Orr reports. The weapons appeared to be legally purchased, one source told Orr.

President Obama promised action to prevent such tragedies again but did not say what that would be.

"Our hearts are broken today for the parents and grandparents, sisters and brothers of these little children and for the families of the adults who were lost," an emotional Mr. Obama said Friday afternoon in a statement delivered from the White House briefing room. "Our hearts are broken for the parents of the survivors, as well. For, as blessed as they are to have their children home tonight, they know that their children's innocence has been torn away from them too early, and there are no words that will ease their pain."

White House spokesman Jay Carney said Mr. Obama was informed of the shooting at 10:30 a.m. ET by homeland security adviser John Brennan.

CBS Hartford affiliate WFSB-TV reports around 600 students attend the school.

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.
State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m.
A photo posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students — some crying, others looking visibly frightened — being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.

An 8-year-old student told CBS New York station WCBS-TV he was on his way to the school's office when he saw the gunman.

"I saw some of the bullets going down the hall and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom," the boy said.

Robert Licata said his 6-year-old son was in class when the gunman burst in and shot the teacher.

"That's when my son grabbed a bunch of his friends and ran out the door," he said. "He was very brave. He waited for his friends."
He said the shooter didn't utter a word.

Stephen Delgiudice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.
"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.

Delgiudice's daughter told him that she heard the loudspeaker come on and swearing being broadcast over it, Delgiudice told CBS News. That prompted the teacher to lock the classroom door.

"That's basically what saved their lives I think," Delgiudice told CBS News.

Lisa Bailey, a Newtown resident with three children in Newtown schools, told CBSNewYork.com, "Newtown is a quiet town. I'd never expect this to happen here. It's so scary. Your kids are not safe anywhere."

Mergim Bajraliu, 17, heard the gunshots echo from his home and ran to check on his 9-year-old sister at the school. He said his sister, who was fine, heard a scream come over the intercom at one point. He said teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building.

"Everyone was just traumatized," he said.

Mary Pendergast, who lives close to the school, said her 9-year-old nephew was in the school at the time of the shooting, but wasn't hurt after his music teacher helped him take cover in a closet.
Richard Wilford's 7-year-old son, Richie, is in the second grade at the school. His son told him that he heard a noise that "sounded like what he described as cans falling."

The boy told him a teacher went out to check on the noise, came back in, locked the door and had the kids huddle up in the corner until police arrived.

"There's no words," Wilford said. "It's sheer terror, a sense of imminent danger, to get to your child and be there to protect him."


Associated Press Release

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
Associated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Police say 27 people were killed in the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, including the gunman, and one person died at another scene.

The dead at the school include 20 children.

The gunman opened fire Friday morning inside a school where his mother worked. He blasted his way through the building as young students cowered helplessly in classrooms while their teachers and classmates were shot.

The gunman killed himself. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says someone who lived with him also died.

Young students crying and looking frightened were escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line after the shots rang out in Newtown, 60 miles northeast of New York City.

The attack comes less than two weeks before Christmas and appears to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007.

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- CORRECTS: Police: 27 killed at school, including gunman and 20 children; 1 dead at 2nd scene.

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- More information is emerging about the suspect in today's Connecticut elementary school shootings. A law enforcement official identifies him as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza.

Another official who was briefed on the shooting says the gunman died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound -- and that one of the victims was the shooter's mother, a teacher at the school.

According to one official, the suspect's younger brother is being held for questioning as a possible second shooter.

The official also says Ryan Lanza's girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey.

Although authorities haven't released the number of dead and injured, an official says 26 people were killed, including 18 children, in addition to the gunman. That would make the shooting the nation's second-deadliest at a school -- exceeded only by the Virginia tech massacre in 2007.

Students are telling parents about their ordeal this morning. One 6-year-old has told his father that he was in a classroom when a gunman burst in and shot the teacher. The boy said he grabbed some of his friends and ran from the room.


Associated Press Release
By PETE YOST
Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A law enforcement official says the suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is 24-year-old Ryan Lanza and that his younger brother is being held for questioning as a possible second shooter. The law enforcement official says the boys' mother, Nancy Lanza, works at the school as a teacher.

The official also said Ryan Lanza's girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, the official said the suspect is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- AP source: Suspect in Connecticut school shootings is 24-year-old; younger brother being held.

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CBS News Web Copy

Updated at 2:56 p.m. ET

At least 18 children were killed Friday in a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left a total of 27 people dead, officials told CBS News.

At least eight adults were killed in the shooting, officials said. At least one teacher was wounded. The gunman, who has been identified as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, also died.

A law enforcement official told CBS News that Lanza's mother worked at the school and is among the dead. Lanza apparently targeted his mother and her classroom, the official said. Most of the shooting occurred in that classroom.

Some of her students were also among those killed and wounded, CBS New York station WCBS-TV reports.

Law enforcement sources told Miller the gunman apparently drove to the school from New Jersey. A law enforcement official in Washington told The Associated Press that New Jersey State Police were searching a location in that state in connection with the shootings.

It is unclear if there was more than one gunman at the school. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports authorities have an individual in custody who investigators said may be a possible second shooter.

Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance told reporters at an afternoon news conference that police found the gunman deceased inside the school.

CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that authorities found two guns on Lanza's body, a Glock 9 mm pistol and a Sig Sauer pistol. A Bushmaster assault rifle was found in his vehicle, Orr reports. The weapons appeared to be legally purchased, belonging to Lanza, one source told Orr.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Obama was informed of the shooting at 10:30 a.m. ET by homeland security adviser John Brennan.

CBS Hartford affiliate WFSB-TV reports around 600 students attend the school.

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.

An 8-year-old student told WCBS-TV he was on his way to the school's office when he saw the gunman.

"I saw some of the bullets going down the hall and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom," the boy said.

Stephen Delgiudice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.

"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.

Delgiudice's daughter told him that she heard the loudspeaker come on and swearing being broadcast over it, Delgiudice told CBS News. That prompted the teacher to lock the classroom door.

"That's basically what saved their lives I think," Delgiudice told CBS News.

Lisa Bailey, a Newtown resident with three children in Newtown schools, told CBSNewYork.com, "Newtown is a quiet town. I'd never expect this to happen here. It's so scary. Your kids are not safe anywhere."

The superintendent's office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. Schools in neighboring towns also were locked down as a precaution.

State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m.

A photo posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students — some crying, others looking visibly frightened — being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.

Students were taken to a nearby firehouse to be reunited with their parents, CBSNewYork.com reports.
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CBS News Web Copy

Updated at 2:29 p.m. ET

At least 18 children were killed Friday in a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left a total of 27 people dead, officials told CBS News.

At least eight adults were killed in the shooting, officials said. At least one teacher was wounded. The gunman, who has been identified as 20-year-old Ryan Lanza, also died.

Law enforcement sources told Miller the gunman apparently drove to the school from New Jersey.

It is unclear if there was more than one gunman at the school. CBS News senior correspondent John Miller reports authorities have an individual in custody who investigators said may be a possible second shooter.

Miller reports that authorities have gone into a home connected with the individual in custody after seeing what appeared to be a body inside.

Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance told reporters at an afternoon news conference that police found the gunman deceased inside the school.

A law enforcement official in Washington told The Associated Press that one of the guns was a .223-caliber rifle. CBS News correspondent Bob Orr reports that authorities found two guns at the school.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Obama was informed of the shooting at 10:30 a.m. ET by homeland security adviser John Brennan.

CBS Hartford affiliate WFSB-TV reports around 600 students attend the school.

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.

An 8-year-old student told WCBS-TV he was on his way to the school's office when he saw the gunman.

"I saw some of the bullets going down the hall and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom," the boy said.

Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.

"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.

Delgiadice's daughter told him that she heard the loudspeaker come on and swearing being broadcast over it, Delgiadice told CBS News. That prompted the teacher to lock the classroom door.

"That's basically what saved their lives I think," Delgiadice told CBS News.

Lisa Bailey, a Newtown resident with three children in Newtown schools, told CBSNewYork.com, "Newtown is a quiet town. I'd never expect this to happen here. It's so scary. Your kids are not safe anywhere."

The superintendent's office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. Schools in neighboring towns also were locked down as a precaution.

State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m.

A photo posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students — some crying, others looking visibly frightened — being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.

Students were taken to a nearby firehouse to be reunited with their parents, CBSNewYork.com reports.
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Updated at 2:05 p.m. ET

At least 18 children were killed Friday in a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school that left a total of 27 people dead, officials told CBS News.

CBS News senior correspondent John Miller said that the death toll was preliminary and likely to change. At least eight adults were killed in the shooting. At least one teacher was wounded. The gunman also died.

It is unclear if there was more than one gunman at the school. Miller reports authorities have an individual in custody who investigators said may be a possible second shooter.

Miller reports that authorities have gone into a home connected with the individual in custody after seeing what appeared to be a body inside.

Law enforcement sources told Miller the gunman is around 20 years old who apparently drove to the school from New Jersey.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance told reporters at an afternoon news conference that police found the gunman deceased inside the school.

A law enforcement official in Washington said that one of the guns was a .223-caliber rifle. The official also said that New Jersey State Police were searching a location in that state in connection with the shootings.

White House spokesman Jay Carney said President Obama was informed of the shooting at 10:30 a.m. ET by homeland security adviser John Brennan.

CBS Hartford affiliate WFSB-TV reports around 600 students attend the school.

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.

An 8-year-old student told WCBS-TV he was on his way to the school's office when he saw the gunman.

"I saw some of the bullets going down the hall and then a teacher pulled me into her classroom," the boy said.

Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.

"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.

Delgiadice's daughter told him that she heard the loudspeaker come on and swearing being broadcast over it, Delgiadice told CBS News. That prompted the teacher to lock the classroom door.

"That's basically what saved their lives I think," Delgiadice told CBS News.

Lisa Bailey, a Newtown resident with three children in Newtown schools, told CBSNewYork.com, "Newtown is a quiet town. I'd never expect this to happen here. It's so scary. Your kids are not safe anywhere."

The superintendent's office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. Schools in neighboring towns also were locked down as a precaution.

State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m.

A photo posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students — some crying, others looking visibly frightened — being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.

Students were taken to a nearby firehouse to be reunited with their parents, CBSNewYork.com reports.
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Associated Press Release

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Family members are relaying what children told them about the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Stephen Delgiadice says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter is fine.

He says the shooting is alarming because his family always considered Newtown to be the safest place in America.

Seventeen-year-old Mergim Bajraliu heard the gunshots echo from his home and raced to check on his 9-year-old sister at the school. He says his sister heard a scream come over the intercom at one point. And he says teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building.

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NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- State police: Students and staff among victims at Conn. elementary school, shooter dead.

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Associated Press Release

By PETE YOST
Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) --
A law enforcement official says the attacker in the Connecticut school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school.

The official said that a gun used in the attacks is a .223-caliber rifle. The official also said that New Jersey state police are searching a location in that state in connection with the shootings, said by an official in Connecticut to have left 27 dead, including 18 children.

The official in Washington spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.

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Associated Press Release

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- There's been a deadly shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut -- where an official says 27 people have died, including 18 children.

Another official says the gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown was killed. The official says the shooter apparently had two guns.

Frantic parents rushed to the school to check on their children. One man says his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs, and teachers told her to get in a corner. The daughter was fine.

A woman says it was "the happiest moment" of her life when she found her own 8-year-old daughter safe.

The 17-year-old brother of a 9-year-old girl at the school says he raced to the school, and found she was OK. He says his sister heard a scream come over the intercom at one point. The teen says teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building.

A photo in the Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students being escorted through a parking lot by adults. Some were crying, and others looked visibly frightened.

The school superintendent's office in Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City, says the district locked down all of the schools in the town. Schools in neighboring communities were also locked down.

The White House says President Barack Obama was notified of the shooting.


Associated Press Release

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
Associated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- An official with knowledge of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school says 27 people are dead, including 18 children.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still under way.

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CBS News Web Copy

NEWTOWN, Conn. A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left several children and the gunman dead, law enforcement sources tell CBS News. At least one teacher was wounded in the shooting that sent frightened pupils into the parking lot.

It is unclear if there was more than one gunman at the school.

Law enforcement sources told CBS News senior correspondent John Miller that preliminary and unconfirmed information indicates that the shooter was the father of a student.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

It wasn't clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. CBS Hartford affiliate WFSB-TV reports around 600 students attend the school.

Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance described the situation to CBS New York station WCBS-AM as a "very serious school shooting."

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.

Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.

"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.

Lisa Bailey, a Newtown resident with three children in Newtown schools, told CBSNewYork.com, "Newtown is a quiet town. I'd never expect this to happen here. It's so scary. Your kids are not safe anywhere."

The superintendent's office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. Schools in neighboring towns also were locked down as a precaution.

State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m.

A photo posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students — some crying, others looking visibly frightened — being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.

Students were taken to a nearby firehouse to be reunited with their parents, CBSNewYork.com reports.
© 2012 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Associated Press Release

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- The father of an 8-year-old girl who goes to a Connecticut elementary school says his daughter heard two big bangs there this morning, and teachers then told her to get in a corner.

Stephen Delgiadice says his daughter is fine -- but students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown were visibly shaken after a shooting at the school today left the gunman dead and at least one teacher wounded.

A person with knowledge of the shooting says the shooter, who apparently had two guns, was killed. It's not clear how many people were injured. An ambulance dispatcher says a teacher was shot in the foot and taken to Danbury hospital.

Delgiadice says the shooting was "alarming" -- especially in a community that he always considered "the safest place in America."

A photo posted by the Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of children -- some crying, others visibly frightened -- being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, with their hands on each other's shoulders.


Associated Press Release

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN
Associated Press
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- An official with knowledge of the situation says a gunman at the center of a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., has been killed.

The official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still under way says the man apparently had two guns.

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps says a teacher has been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital, but it's unclear whether there are other injuries.

Ambulance surrounded Sandy Hook Elementary School in western Connecticut and parents were running toward the building as a helicopter flew overhead.

The superintendent's office says the district has locked down schools.

State police say Newtown police called them at about 9:40 a.m. about the shooting reports.


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