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AP: Up to 27 Dead, 18 Children, at Elementary School in Connecticut

A gunman shoots at staff, children at a Newtown (CT) elementary school.

Officials in Newtown, CT, say they're trying to reunite parents with their children in the wake of a shocking multiple shooting at an elementary school in the town’s Sandy Hook neighborhood.

First Selectman Pat Llodra told Patch that there is no information being released about the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting — only confirming that there was a shooting.

"I'm horrified, saddened and shocked that this happened in Newtown," Llodra said. "Our priorities right now are making sure everyone safe and reuniting parents with their children."

Citing an anonymous official "with knowledge" the Associated Press is reporting 27 people dead including 18 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The shooter is believed to be a single adult and is now dead.

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy is in Newtown and a press conference set for 1 p.m. but hasn't yet begun. Patch is there.

The community is in "sheer shock." Read our interviews with Newtown residents as they try to make sense of the violence.

Follow Newtown Patch for updates on this story.

The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! December 14, 2012 at 09:21 PM
"At least three weapons were recovered at the scene, including a .223-caliber assault rifle and two semi-automatic handguns." When are we going to wake up and ban assault rifles? Guns serve no purpose but to kill.
Confederate American December 15, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Brunold .........its called the 2ndgood amendment. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Go ahead and ban beer. Drunk driving is the #1 killer. I wish our liberals would find an answer because guns will just go up in value. Look form an answer not an excuse

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