UPDATE: 20 Children Killed In Shooting, 6 Adults

UPDATE 2:41 PM: 18 children were pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting. 2 children died later at area hospitals. 7 adults have died, including the shooter.

A relative of shooter died from a gunshot wound at another location.

UPDATE 2:31: President Obama orders flags lowered to half-staff in mark of respect for victims of CT shootings.

UPDATE: According to NBC News, the shooter has been identified as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza. Lanza’s mother was reportedly a teacher at the elementary school.

UPDATE 11:56 AM: An official with knowledge of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school says 27 people are dead, including 18 children.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still under way.


ORIGINAL: The Associated Press citing officials, says a gunman has been killed after a shooting  at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

The AP reports the anonymous official said the gunman was armed with two weapons.

The Danbury News-Times also reports sources say the Sandy Hook School principal was killed in the Newtown shooting.

Police have made no official statement yet on deaths or injuries. Police were expected to hold a news conference some time after 12:30 pm. to give official details about what happened.

Gov. Dannel Malloy was heading to the shooting scene. A spokesman said via Twitter “Gov. Malloy just concluded a conference call w/ federal officials offering to provide any assistance the state needs.”

  • Uncle Thomas

    What a horrible event for everyone.
    Do local schools have security measures in place to prevent unwanted access to facilities? Are these practices or procedures tested or evaluated. This kind of thing has got to stop.
    Please dont suggest “gun free zone” signs or “bad people not allowed” signs or banning all things that can harm people. There are bad people in the world and we need measures to stop them.

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  • Money

    Maybe this should be “updated” to give facts (Like maybe the shooter’s actual name?) or removed from the list of articles. diminishes the credibility of Hays Post!

    • Uncle Thomas

      I believe this site is a Monday – Friday 9:00a – 4:00p type of organization. Kinda of like the way the local paper is treating us now. They are happy to take the local advertising dollar, but has basically moved its interests from Hays.