27 People Dead, Mostly Children, at Connecticut School Shooting; Gunman Is Dead
More than two dozen people, mostly children, were shot and killed at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school this morning by a heavily armed man who was killed inside the building, federal and state sources tell ABC News.
"The shooter is deceased inside the building," Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said at a news conference. "The public is not in danger."
Authorities said the school building is now secure.
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Sources described the shooter as a 24-year-old man armed with four weapons and wearing a bullet-proof vest.
Authorities initially believed that there were two gunmen and were searching cars around the school. It is currently unclear whether there is still a suspect at large.
The massacre prompted the town of Newtown to lock down all its schools and draw SWAT teams to the school, authorities said today.
what is happening to the society? we can't even assure the safety of our kids anymore.