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    Official: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting - Yahoo! News

    NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A gunman opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school where his mother worked Friday, killing at least 26 people, including 18 children, by blasting his way through the building as young students cowered helplessly in classrooms while their teachers and classmates were shot.


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

    The death toll — 26 victims plus the gunman — was given to The Associated Press by an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.


    Panicked parents raced to Sandy Hook Elementary School, about 60 miles northeast of New York City, looking for their children in the wake of the shooting. Students were told to close their eyes by police as they were led from the building.

    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.


    A photo taken 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.

    The suspect was 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, whose mother, Nancy, works at the school, a law enforcement official said. His younger brother was being held for questioning as a possible second shooter, the official said.


    Ryan Lanza's girlfriend and another friend were missing in New Jersey, the official also said. The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.


    Students and staff were among the victims, state police Lt. Paul Vance said a brief news conference. He also said the gunman was dead inside the school, but he refused to say how people were killed.

    Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter was in the school and heard two big bangs. Teachers told her to get in a corner, he said.


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

    Andrea Rynn, a spokeswoman at the hospital, said it had three patients from the school but she did not have information on the extent or nature of their injuries.


    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.


    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."


    The White House said Barack Obama was notified of the shooting and his spokesman Jay Carney said the president had "enormous sympathy for families that are affected."

    Discuss.


    The latest bit of insanity from the disfunctional bunch of misfits we all love to hate, 'Murica.

    Also, latest word is some people have confused the gunman and his brother, noticed the brother liked Mass Effect on facebook and are now blaming Mass Effect for being an evail video game murder simulator.

    Link to screenie of facebook insanity: http://i.imgur.com/Id2Wp.jpg

    Last edited by Drasius; 15-12-2012, 12:09 PM.
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    'Three weapons were found — a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols, inside the school, and a .223-caliber rifle in the back of a car.
    A federal law enforcement official said the guns had been legally bought and registered by the shooter's 52-year-old mother, Nancy Lanza'


    Gunman kills mom, 26 others in school shooting spree

    How the fcuk do the survivors ever recover from this.
    Obama I'm with you, Heartbroken.

    This sh!t never stops hurting , the guns were from his home, its not the war torn middle east, its not a poor 3rd world country.

    Fcuk your freedoms, kids need freedom too.

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    • #3
      Utterly tragic and utterly senseless.

      I'll be interested to see how the NRA defends the right to bear arms in the face of this repulsive act.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Trashed View Post
        Utterly tragic and utterly senseless.

        I'll be interested to see how the NRA defends the right to bear arms in the face of this repulsive act.
        They will come out with the usual;
        'If you make guns illegal the bad guys will still get them anyway.'

        The kid was autistic, I don't think he had that many connections to the black market.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Aufitt View Post
          They will come out with the usual;
          'If you make guns illegal the bad guys will still get them anyway.'

          The kid was autistic, I don't think he had that many connections to the black market.
          or the usual "if the teacher had a gun she could have defended the class" except in this case it was the teachers gun that was used.......

          the UN might finally be able to start collecting them.
          Do you remember the good old days before the internet?

          when arguments were only entered into by the physically or intellectually able.

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          • #6
            Yes, I'm waiting for the gun nuts to use this as further proof of why they need guns for protection.

            Ooooo maybe if the kindergarten teacher was armed, this wouldn't have happened?

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            • #7
              Theres only a few things that genuinely rattle me these days and any sort of pain or anguish brought apon little kids is what does it every time.
              When I heard about this I genuinely shed a tear, not a bawling mess but I sat and with a heavy heart shed a tear.
              These little lives taken and dozens more scarred forever, innocence gone. I think that's what upsets me the most is in a persons lifetime you get to be truly innocent once, as a child, then the world is revealed and slowly it is no more.
              Not for these poor little buggers.
              Then theres the parents and their unimaginable greif. So sad.

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              • #8
                That's just gut wrenchingly sad.
                Riding - Living the dream...

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                • #9
                  I nearly had to pull over when I first heard it on the radio driving this morning. Pretty stirring words from Obama.

                  Once again; poor mental health support/resources and lax gun regulations combine to produce another tragedy that needn't have happened. It always saddens me when such young lives are brutally taken away, and the wounds that remain open in the parents and families by their absence last a lifetime.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Trashed View Post
                    Utterly tragic and utterly senseless.

                    I'll be interested to see how the NRA defends the right to bear arms in the face of this repulsive act.
                    Guns will NEVER be banned in The USA. It's too entrenched in their culture, no President will ever go near the issue. The problem is licensing is left up to the states. In some states it takes 3 months to get a gun, with background and medical checks. In other states it only takes a couple days. This also depends on the gun dealers doing the right thing as well. Licensing needs to be done at a Federal level.

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                    • #11
                      What pisses me of is some nutjob in the USA kills 28 people and it worldwide news with massive outpouring of grief. Yet more kids than that die in the middle east due to ied's etc and noone gives a shit not even a Facebook message
                      You put the c*nt in country run

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                      • #12
                        So, how's that second amendment working out?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Cbr1k View Post
                          What pisses me of is some nutjob in the USA kills 28 people and it worldwide news with massive outpouring of grief. Yet more kids than that die in the middle east due to ied's etc and noone gives a shit not even a Facebook message
                          The fact that anyone caring about children that speak a different language and have the misfortune to be born in a strife-torn country is likely to be labelled a do-gooder, pinko, lefty, something-or-other may have something to do with that?

                          In all seriousness, the tragedy lies in that it is the result of a single act in a place of supposed peace and security (something most of us in the 'west' take for granted) - but that in no way diminishes the validity of your point.

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                          • #14
                            Defies comprehension.
                            I cannot understand what all kinds of firearms were doing in that household.
                            Mother purchased them?!?

                            S.
                            Chuck Norris is 1/8th Cherokee. This has nothing to do with ancestry, the man ate a fucking Indian.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Desmo View Post
                              So, how's that second amendment working out?
                              Originally posted by Sprint View Post
                              Defies comprehension.
                              I cannot understand what all kinds of firearms were doing in that household.
                              Mother purchased them?!?

                              S.
                              Answer above. It is also a part of a certain American psyche...

                              They probably made her feel safe?

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