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SCHOOL SHOOTING! Final update

Posted by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:38 AM
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Here is from Wikipedia it follows along with everything I had heard on the press releases just written better than I could. If there's some major break ill update. If not thanks for reading and making this a featured active post. 


On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza shot and killed 26 people, including 20 children and 6 staff, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the Sandy Hook village of Newtown, Connecticut, and then killed himself.The school shooting occurred after he shot and killed his mother, a volunteer at the school ( still under investigation) , at their nearby Newtown home. It was the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, after the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.

After shooting his mother Nancy Lanza, age 54, the gunman drove her car to the school. Adam Lanza's older brother Ryan was mistakenly identified as the shooter in early reports by media organizations, and was later voluntarily questioned by the Connecticut State Police and FBI, though he was not considered a suspect or taken into custody. Ryan's identification was found on Adam's body.

The gunman wore black military-style gear, including a bullet-proof vest and a mask. He started shooting at about 9:35 a.m., approximately half an hour after the school day began. Most of the shooting took place in two first-grade classrooms and lasted only a few minutes, during which time witnesses said the shooter did not say a word.He committed suicide by a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Authorities recovered two 9mm handguns from the scene: one a Glock, and the other a SIG Sauer.A .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle was found in the back of a car in the parking lot.The guns were owned by and legally registered to the gunman's mother. Neither handgun would have been legal for the gunman to obtain or possess in Connecticut at the time of the incident, as he was under 21 years of age.

The principal, Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung, age 47, and the school psychologist, Mary Sherlach, age 56, were among the dead. Hochsprung was credited by police with helping to save others by activating the public address system from the office and screaming a warning to the rest of the school, prior to being shot herself. A custodian also ran through hallways alerting classrooms in person.First grade teacher Kaitlyn Roig, age 29, hid 14 of the school's approximately 450 grade K-4 students in a bathroom and barricaded the door, telling them to be completely quiet in order to keep them safe.

A Connecticut State Police spokesman said they will release the names of the victims at 8:00 a.m. Saturday December 15.

Police authorities said the gunman was Adam Lanza, age 20 (born April 22, 1992), a former honors student at Newtown High School. He had no criminal record. He was born in Kingston, New Hampshire, where his parents were married. Adam Lanza lived with his mother in a Sandy Hook house 5 miles (8 km) from Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Adam Lanza's parents had divorced in 2009. During their divorce proceedings, a judge ordered that the parents participate in a "parenting education program." The shooter's father, a vice president and tax accountant for GE Energy Financial Services and an adjunct professor at Northeastern University in Boston who lives in Stamford, Connecticut, declined to comment on the shootings.

At the time of the shooting, Adam Lanza was carrying the identification of his older brother, Ryan Lanza, age 24, leading police sources to initially report Ryan as the shooter. Some news organizations incorrectly showed photos from a Facebook page of a different man with the same name as Ryan. Ryan Lanza voluntarily submitted to questioning by police, but was not considered a suspect or taken into custody. He said he had not been in touch with his brother since 2010.

Ryan Lanza told law enforcement that his brother was believed to suffer from a personality disorder and was "somewhat autistic"; classmates said they had been told he had Asperger syndrome. Students and teachers who knew Adam Lanza in high school described him as "intelligent, but nervous and fidgety", saying he normally avoided attention. A bus driver who drove the Lanza brothers from and to school recalled them as "really nice boys, well-behaved." According to a teacher of Lanza's, he was not known to have had any close friends in school. The mainstream media's comments on and speculation about unverified autism and Asperger syndrome rumours has been harshly criticized by autism advocates.












shooter is dead, multiple fatalities are confirmed. Search warrent for shooters home is in the process. Press conference seems to be very vague They will no answer questions or give our any further. 



*I didn't hear this on the press conference but being reported by many ....

Shooter appears to be a 20 yr old male. They have a 2nd person detained in connection to it. 


NEXT UPDATE WILL BE DURING THE PRESS CONFRENCE AT 1 OR 130 WHEN IT AIRS MANY CONFLICTING STORIES AS WE ALL KNEW WOULD BE THE CASE. 



msnbc is retracting multiple injuries... 

CBS confirming 1 child dead


 a local newspaper jut reported it took place in a kindrgarten classroom :(multiple fatalities confirmed by a mayor ... press confrence at 1 pm est



According to an unnamed official... Shooter apparently had 2 guns, the shooter is dead, atleast 1 teacher wounded with unknown injuries REPORTS SAY CHILDREN IN THE AREA OF THE SHOOTING WERE SENT OUTSIDE. <<<<<<<<<<<hopefully that part is true! 


9:40 it was confirmed shooter was in the main office

only confirmed fatality is the gunman


Early reports of 2 gunman seems to be false, it appears to be 1 shooter. According to hospitals in the area there are numerous injuries.  

15 mins there will be a commmand post set up 


EMS confirmed 1 person transported with gun shot wound to the foot  (edited this.. original report said forehead but now they say foot) 



Shooter is dead... school is now cleared of shooter

pdated at 10:37 a.m. on Dec. 14

State Police are stating that it’s no longer an active shooting scene at Sandy Hook School.

Update at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 14

Law enforcement personnel are forming up to do a search through Sandy Hook School, according to information trasmitted over the scanner. A state trooper says there’s a teacher and 18 students in the kitchen at the school.

Update at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 14

FBI agents are on scene as police continue to investigate the shooting at Sandy Hook School. UConn EMS are also reportedly on scene, according to information transmitted over the scanner.

The vehicle police suspect to be owned by the alleged shooters is a Black Honda located in the parking lot.

Update at 10:25 a.m. on Dec. 14

A state police officer told a dispatcher that there might be two shooters inside Sandy Hook School. Police think they have the suspects' car in the parking lot, according to information transmitted over the scanner.

Update at 10:15 a.m. on Dec. 14:

The parent of a Newtown student called Patch to say that she received a call from the district stating that all schools are on lockdown.

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State police are responding to a report of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dickinson Drive, school officials said.

Police are reporting a number of injured parties. The nature of their injuries is not clear.

There are unconfirmed reports of two shooters — one dead, one still at large.






Shortly after 9:40 a.m., police reported that a shooter was in the main office of the school. A person in one room had “numerous gunshot wounds,” police said.

Groups of students — some crying, some holding hands — were being escorted away from the school by their teachers. Some students were still in the school at 10:30 a.m., parents said.

Dozens of state troopers are on the scene assisting local police.

A staging area has been set up for students and their parents near the school






Connecticut state police are responding to a report of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dickinson Drive in Newton, Connecticut.  Police are reporting several people are hurt, but it’s not clear how seriously.  Students are being taken from the school in groups.  That is all that’s known as of 10:30am Friday.




http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/school-shooting-reported-newtown-conn-17973865#.UMtHdkKu4sk





School Shooting Reported in Newtown, Conn.

NEWTOWN, Conn. December 14, 2012 (AP)



State police say they are assisting local police with a situation in Newtown amid reports of a school shooting.

The school superintendent's office says the district has locked down schools as a preventive measure to ensure the safety of students and staff. The superintendent's secretary, Kathy June, says reports of a shooting are not confirmed.

State police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance says they have a number of personnel on the scene to assist.





someone just posted it's at  Sandy Hooks Elementary School. 

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hopeym23
by J3 on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

My in-laws live there!

New.OrleansLady
by Platinum Member on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

bump!

New.OrleansLady
by Platinum Member on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:39 AM

oh no :( do you have any neices or nephews in school there.. I couldn't imagine! 

Quoting hopeym23:

My in-laws live there!


Grumpylilpixy
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Oh goodness.

D.O.E.
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM

**sigh**


LACHESIS
by Bronze Member on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM
:(
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CanInTex
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM
3 moms liked this
I just posted this too. Thoughts and prayers for sure. That's my worst nightmare. An elementary school :(
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thetrollcat
by Meow on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:40 AM

well they all want to be popular now.

kate80
by on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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Wtf is wrong with people? Smh
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hopeym23
by J3 on Dec. 14, 2012 at 10:41 AM

No thankfully but my MIL does a lot of nanny work so I'm worried for the kids she watches!

Quoting New.OrleansLady:

oh no :( do you have any neices or nephews in school there.. I couldn't imagine! 

Quoting hopeym23:

My in-laws live there!





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