Friday, December 14, 2012
A masked man clad in black and carrying two guns, entered Sandy Hook Elementary School elementary school in Newtown, CT and opened fire on a classroom.
Twenty students — all under the age of ten, were shot and killed. Seven adults were also killed by the shooter including a teacher and the school’s principal.
The Hartford Courant newspaper said many of the victims were in a kindergarten classroom.
Various media sources report the dead teacher is the shooter’s mother.
Unconfirmed media sources have identified the gunman as Adam Lanza, 20, of New Jersey.
The motive for the shooting was unknown.
Today’s unfathomable carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School is, according to law enforcement officials, the second-worst school massacre in U.S. history.