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Adult shooter massacres children at CT school

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
December 14th, 2012
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Yet another mass shooting has occurred, however this one is different because the perpetrator was an adult and the victims small children. At least 10 kids, plus the shooter are dead. The death toll may be even higher, with 27 reported by some outlets. The situation is developing.

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The shooting took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. President Obama and FBI Director Robert Mueller are in contact with local authorities and other schools in the area have been locked down as a precaution and to allow officials to concentrate on their work.

The shooting began around 9:35 a.m. Reports suggest the shootings may have begun in the hallway of the school. The perpetrator likely used at least two handguns to commit the crime. Police say they have recovered those weapons.

Children, ordered to cover their eyes, were seen fleeing from classrooms under heavy police escort. Many were evacuated to a nearby firehouse.

Some of the bodies of victims were present outside.

The story is developing, more details will be reported soon.

11:10 a.m. PDT: News-wire reports that local authorities say the number of dead is close to 30, mostly children.

11:13 a.m. PDT: Body of suspect has been confirmed in classroom.

11:19 a.m. PDT: Killer is believed to be 24 years old.

11:21 a.m. PDT: Law enforcement is identifying the killer as Ryan Lanza.

4:56 p.m. PDT: Investigators are retracting their previous ID of the shooter. The shooter is now said to be Adam Lanza, 20. Wearing black military attire, he shot and killed 20 students and seven adults. 

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