Gunman killed in shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in American state of Connecticut.

The Sandy Hook Elementary School

The Sandy Hook Elementary School

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AT least 27 people, including 18 children, have died in a school shooting in the US state of Connecticut.

The gunman was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said.

Officials said 27 people have died, including 18 children, in the incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

It is not yet known how many more have been injured.

A member of staff at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and had been taken to Danbury Hospital.

The superintendent's office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, in western Connecticut, about 60 miles north-east of New York City.

A photograph posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed young students - some crying, others looking frightened - being escorted by adults through a car park in a line, with hands on each other's shoulders.

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6:10pm Fri 14 Dec 12

MGRA says...

The United States will eventually come to terms with the fact that its current laws mean mentally ill people with guns will easily be able to mass murder...how many more of these ? terrible, just terrible...
The United States will eventually come to terms with the fact that its current laws mean mentally ill people with guns will easily be able to mass murder...how many more of these ? terrible, just terrible... MGRA
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7:31pm Fri 14 Dec 12

teamgreen says...

its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there.
to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.
its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there. to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens. teamgreen
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8:19pm Fri 14 Dec 12

boobooj says...

teamgreen wrote:
its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there.
to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.
This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet.
[quote][p][bold]teamgreen[/bold] wrote: its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there. to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.[/p][/quote]This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet. boobooj
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8:26pm Fri 14 Dec 12

SOULJACKER says...

Now is it just me, but, ya'll need to scrap the second amendment fo sho!

I know ya'll have the right to bear arms & such but this is happening alot now....Time to think America!
Now is it just me, but, ya'll need to scrap the second amendment fo sho! I know ya'll have the right to bear arms & such but this is happening alot now....Time to think America! SOULJACKER
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9:28pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Ted Rogers says...

This could be the defining moment of Obamas presidency.
I hope he acts and fast. Now cue the NRA and other distasteful morons that suggest it's unconstitutional that school should be a place that the mass murder of children shouldn't take place.
This could be the defining moment of Obamas presidency. I hope he acts and fast. Now cue the NRA and other distasteful morons that suggest it's unconstitutional that school should be a place that the mass murder of children shouldn't take place. Ted Rogers
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9:43pm Fri 14 Dec 12

Ted Rogers says...

This could be the defining moment of Obamas presidency.
I hope he acts and fast. Now cue the NRA and other distasteful morons that suggest it's unconstitutional that school should be a place that the mass murder of children shouldn't take place.
This could be the defining moment of Obamas presidency. I hope he acts and fast. Now cue the NRA and other distasteful morons that suggest it's unconstitutional that school should be a place that the mass murder of children shouldn't take place. Ted Rogers
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11:21pm Fri 14 Dec 12

teamgreen says...

boobooj wrote:
teamgreen wrote:
its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there.
to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.
This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet.
a couple of spelling mistakes and its moronic is it.a gun cannot kill someone it takes a person to pull the trigger.if the person who shot these people had metal issues then blow his own brains out not kids.
if you dont like my post dont insult,you sound like a troll !
[quote][p][bold]boobooj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teamgreen[/bold] wrote: its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there. to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.[/p][/quote]This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet.[/p][/quote]a couple of spelling mistakes and its moronic is it.a gun cannot kill someone it takes a person to pull the trigger.if the person who shot these people had metal issues then blow his own brains out not kids. if you dont like my post dont insult,you sound like a troll ! teamgreen
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11:36pm Fri 14 Dec 12

teamgreen says...

now the news feed as been updated it now says they had been stabbed and the people in china had been shot so i made a mistake but i still stand by what i said a gun or knife cannot kill unless someone is behind it
now the news feed as been updated it now says they had been stabbed and the people in china had been shot so i made a mistake but i still stand by what i said a gun or knife cannot kill unless someone is behind it teamgreen
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1:16am Sat 15 Dec 12

andysaints007 says...

teamgreen wrote:
boobooj wrote:
teamgreen wrote:
its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there.
to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.
This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet.
a couple of spelling mistakes and its moronic is it.a gun cannot kill someone it takes a person to pull the trigger.if the person who shot these people had metal issues then blow his own brains out not kids.
if you dont like my post dont insult,you sound like a troll !
No he was right - you are definitely moronic you complete and utter pratt
[quote][p][bold]teamgreen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boobooj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teamgreen[/bold] wrote: its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there. to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.[/p][/quote]This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet.[/p][/quote]a couple of spelling mistakes and its moronic is it.a gun cannot kill someone it takes a person to pull the trigger.if the person who shot these people had metal issues then blow his own brains out not kids. if you dont like my post dont insult,you sound like a troll ![/p][/quote]No he was right - you are definitely moronic you complete and utter pratt andysaints007
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7:17am Sat 15 Dec 12

chrisja says...

Stick to local news only please DE, local news - stories like this are covered by the big boys, you needn't be concerned with them. Conneticut mass shooting = global news. Mrs. Jones and her cat stuck up a tree = local news.
Stick to local news only please DE, local news - stories like this are covered by the big boys, you needn't be concerned with them. Conneticut mass shooting = global news. Mrs. Jones and her cat stuck up a tree = local news. chrisja
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8:43am Sat 15 Dec 12

boobooj says...

teamgreen wrote:
boobooj wrote:
teamgreen wrote:
its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there.
to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.
This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet.
a couple of spelling mistakes and its moronic is it.a gun cannot kill someone it takes a person to pull the trigger.if the person who shot these people had metal issues then blow his own brains out not kids.
if you dont like my post dont insult,you sound like a troll !
Lets dissect this. Your arguments are as follows:

America does not have a problem with gun laws.

It is ok to shoot children if they are Afghani.

Drug use and binge drinking is comparable to gun crime.

People are assaulted and murdered without guns - therefore guns are not what we should think about when considering mass SHOOTING rampages.
[quote][p][bold]teamgreen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boobooj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teamgreen[/bold] wrote: its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there. to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.[/p][/quote]This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet.[/p][/quote]a couple of spelling mistakes and its moronic is it.a gun cannot kill someone it takes a person to pull the trigger.if the person who shot these people had metal issues then blow his own brains out not kids. if you dont like my post dont insult,you sound like a troll ![/p][/quote]Lets dissect this. Your arguments are as follows: America does not have a problem with gun laws. It is ok to shoot children if they are Afghani. Drug use and binge drinking is comparable to gun crime. People are assaulted and murdered without guns - therefore guns are not what we should think about when considering mass SHOOTING rampages. boobooj
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10:23am Sat 15 Dec 12

elvisimo says...

boobooj wrote:
teamgreen wrote:
its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there.
to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.
This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet.
It's hilariously awful
[quote][p][bold]boobooj[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]teamgreen[/bold] wrote: its not the gun thats the problem its the idiot you done this.no matter what his problem was why do they shoot kids why not goto afgan and do it out there. to those that think guns are the problem think about this drugs are banned in the uk and so is drink drinking and murder and assualt but it still happens.[/p][/quote]This is quite possibly the most moronic post that has ever graced the Internet.[/p][/quote]It's hilariously awful elvisimo
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10:46am Sat 15 Dec 12

Shoong says...

I doubt the law will change. It would be political suicide to do so in the US.
I doubt the law will change. It would be political suicide to do so in the US. Shoong
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11:17am Sat 15 Dec 12

999medic says...

I just pray that those who have lost a child or anyone else in this horrific crime, are cared for to the end of days. Lets not forget the impact on the whole community, the emergency services who attended and the sights the witnessed, that they are given support and love at this time. For you on here that are bickering over a spelling or grammatical error does it matter if someone makes a mistake, your thoughts should be with that community. Rest In Peace little ones.
I just pray that those who have lost a child or anyone else in this horrific crime, are cared for to the end of days. Lets not forget the impact on the whole community, the emergency services who attended and the sights the witnessed, that they are given support and love at this time. For you on here that are bickering over a spelling or grammatical error does it matter if someone makes a mistake, your thoughts should be with that community. Rest In Peace little ones. 999medic
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3:25pm Sat 15 Dec 12

kingnotail says...

teamgreen wrote:
now the news feed as been updated it now says they had been stabbed and the people in china had been shot so i made a mistake but i still stand by what i said a gun or knife cannot kill unless someone is behind it
Capital letters? Punctuation? A point that even begins to make sense?

If you write like an idiot then that is what people will take you for.
[quote][p][bold]teamgreen[/bold] wrote: now the news feed as been updated it now says they had been stabbed and the people in china had been shot so i made a mistake but i still stand by what i said a gun or knife cannot kill unless someone is behind it[/p][/quote]Capital letters? Punctuation? A point that even begins to make sense? If you write like an idiot then that is what people will take you for. kingnotail
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4:44pm Sat 15 Dec 12

B. L. says...

SOULJACKER wrote:
Now is it just me, but, ya'll need to scrap the second amendment fo sho!

I know ya'll have the right to bear arms & such but this is happening alot now....Time to think America!
ya'll ?

fo sho ?

What language is that ?
[quote][p][bold]SOULJACKER[/bold] wrote: Now is it just me, but, ya'll need to scrap the second amendment fo sho! I know ya'll have the right to bear arms & such but this is happening alot now....Time to think America![/p][/quote]ya'll ? fo sho ? What language is that ? B. L.
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