Mass Shooting at Connecticut Elementary School: 27 Shot

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 Shady Hook ElementaryAt least 26 people are dead, 20 of them children, after an early morning school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Earlier reports say that two shooters entered the school and opened fire on the students at Shady Hook Elementary.

So far nine people have been confirmed dead, and at least two dozen students have been shot. Police are reportedly looking for a vehicle that was seen leaving town that may have contained a second shooter.

Four weapons have been recovered from the scene; one of the shooters, a 24-year-old man, was found dead inside the school. According to early reports, one of the shooters entered the building dressed in tactical gear. Reports say he was wearing a bulletproof vest and was carrying at least four guns, one of them a .223-caliber rifle

UPDATE:

The latest reports say the shooter’s mother worked at the school, and is among those who have died. Officials are now reporting that there may be deaths at other locations outside  the school from an earlier shooting.

The shooter, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, apparently targeted his mother’s classroom, where most of the shooting occurred, according to CBS News. There are also reports coming in that a second suspect was taken into custody after a man dressed in black tactical gear was found in the woods outside the school.

The shooter’s younger brother has also been taken into custody by New Jersey State Police.

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  1. DEB says:

    AND HERE IS ANOTHER REASON THAT THE LEFT IS GOING TO PUSH FOR MORE GUN CONTROL. YOU ALL KNOW THAT THE MAN BEHIND THE GUN DID NOT DO ANY THING WRONG, IT WAS THE GUN AND AMMO’ FAULT.

  2. Xerxan says:

    How pissed at your mom do you have to be to open fire on unarmed, defensless children? Do not blame the guns for this tragedy, let the teachers carry their guns to work with them.

    • Off Grid Survival says:

      I agree; sadly this tragedy will be used to further promote the antigun agenda. Ironically no one will say anything about our sick culture. This isn’t a gun problem…. It’s a problem with our culture.

      50 years ago our public schools had rifle clubs, where children actually brought their guns to school. If it was a gun problem, why were schools so much safer during that era?

      In my opinion, this has nothing to do with guns. It has everything to do with a lack of morals, a society that has become infatuated with violence, and a culture that is going down the tubes.

      You can’t even turn on the T.V. Today without being inundated with pure filth and violence.

      • Flashmiester says:

        I brought my grandfathers .22 for show and tell in 1st grade, 1974. I grew up in Nebraska, just about every pickup had rifles in the rack in the back window. My neighbor had 3 in his, 2 rifles and a shotgun and we knew not to mess with them. An ass whoopin would have followed. We did play with explosives thou, I could buy an M-80 before the 4th of July. Those were the days.

      • Xerxan says:

        I know that schools are supposed to be a weapon free zone, I also have a concealed carry permit. My kids school knows that I carry a concealed firearm and they are aware that I carry it on school property and the school officials have no issues with this. Why can’t every school be like this?

        • Runner says:

          I wish my school was like that. The law needs to be changed. I teach at an elementary school about the same size as the one in the shooting. I know that there’s no guarantee that an armed teacher could stop a shooter. But at least give us a fair chance to defend ourselves. Shooters don’t care if the school is a gun free zone. If you put a gun free zone sign in front of your house, you’d be inviting criminals in since they would know you were defenseless and it was safe for them to commit crimes.

  3. Andrea says:

    We need to provide a way for families that have a member with mental problems to get them in a safe place where they will not hurt themselves or others. The law and social services are not on their side right now. I also think we need to protect our children by providing a trained officer at all times in every school. We have to cover the basic needs before kids can learn, and safety is a basic need. All of that takes money, I know. That’s the problem.

    • DEB says:

      ONE TRAINED OFFICER WOULD JUST BE THE FIRST TARGET, EVERY ADULT IN OUR SCHOOLS SHOULD BE TRAINED AND :SAFELY: CARRY FIREFIRMS, AFTER A COUPLE OF THESE WALKING AROUND FREE MENTAL PATIENTS ARE SHOOT, INSTEAD OF KILLING THEMSELVES MAYBE THEY WILL GET THE MESSAGE,,,,JUST MY VIEW.

      • Andrea says:

        Deb and Runner,
        I hear what you are saying, I wish I could send my kids to school monday knowing that all of the teachers were trained and armed. I actually thought of that first, but then I thought a lot of the teachers wouldn’t want to carry and I wasn’t sure but I thought it might conflict with some states’ gun laws? Maybe it could be optional for a teacher to participate, but I don’t think it could be mandatory. Another option would be to revisit the laws on having a relative committed. But then we would need to refund the mental health system so there is room for these guys in the hospital when they do crack. Of course how we would pay for that I have no idea. That’s the depressing part. This is just all so sad.

    • Runner says:

      You know what would be cheaper, easier, and more effective than one officer in each building? A faculty of responsible, trained, armed teachers.

  4. ANONymous Patriot says:

    The time to wake up is here. I am not blind to coincidence and none of you should be! COINCIDENCE is code for, “we hope you don’t believe this.” How many RANDOM shooting has there been in the past year? Too many! How much more obvious can they make it? They want our guns! Don’t give in because of fear! Protect yourself, carry a weapon. Don’t be another of the helpless sheople! It is odd that a 2nd shooter was hardly mentioned. A 2nd shooter in tactical gear… And the odds that the son of the faculty member got shot… Conspiracy? Maybe. I try to stay logical but it sure looks like they are pushing their anti-gun agenda upon us at any cost. Prepare yourselves, the gun ban comes now! For those of you who may think I’m crazy, just watch. Actions speak louder than words… If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the event will be worth a million pictures.

    • anonymous says:

      Yeah too much of a coincidence, they want to take away guns so we cant defend ourselves against them and their tyranny, and are rights and freedoms
      Are going away slowly and surely. People dont realize GUNS DON’T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE DO

      • deerhunter says:

        A certain politician from California says she’s introducing a bill when congress gets back in January to ban possession of “assault” rifles, high capacity mags, and certain types of ammo, and they aren’t going to grandfather existing already owned firearms in. They want you you to turn them into the government. Keep and eye on the news folks!

  5. jayme sperduti says:

    I totaly agree with off grid survival. It is a very upsetting era in witch we live. We could go on forever why guns are bad only when poeple are bad. We cany weed out the sick bastards when born. Peolpe will do what they whant, hope im not around one when they start shooting.

  6. rorak says:

    Abusive parents are usually the start of these things, then comes the violent movies and video games. Most people with mental health issues are made to suffer for most of their lives, then when they decide to kill themselves they think of revenge for all the suffering they have gone through and lash out at society.

    • DEB says:

      so now we imprison the parents, stop any r rated movie or game, lock up all the guns and ammo?,,,,and don’t forget any other thing that a criminal could use like a large kitchen knife,any sharp tool out in the barn, gasoloine or any flamable fuel [road flare and canned propane],,sorry did not want to get on a rant.

  7. will234 says:

    This is not a gun control problem it’s a mental health problem. When I was a cop the feds drastically cut funding for mental health care. Now days a person with a dangerous condition if encountered by a mental health worker, the person is giving a prescription for meds he can’t afford and a schedule for appointments for treatments that can’t be afforded instead of being taken into custody and safely treated. The cities with the strictist gun control laws have the highest crime rates. The suspect in yesterday’s tradgety used a vehicle to get to the crime scene. We should ban automobiles capable of speeds over 10 miles per hour. That will be just as effective as any gun control laws and it will not infringe on the 2nd amendment.

    • DEB says:

      In Alabama the state has cut mental health funding and closed hospitals,,,what happens now and where do they put the people?

      My GUN killed people,,,,,Like my FORK made me fat.

  8. tony says:

    Onther government drone sent to kill our own kids then use it to take
    Our Weapons. That’s the bottom line The government needs more power over us , the people will unite once more just like 9/11 and find away to keep guns from us.
    Call me crazy all you want at the end the man will thank the shooter for
    What he did.

  9. black says:

    Hey when i turn 18 i was carrying a 9mm to school evry day and my teacher in my math class has a handgun to a 45 then one day the teacher got let go from teaching at the school stoped a black kid from raping a white girl lets just say stoped for good to
    I feel all teachers should be train and armed with a hand gun or a tazzer

  10. letzfight says:

    Psychotronic weapons make some one do the unthinkable.

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