12:48 pm EST: Reports from multiple sources say that 27 people are dead, 14 injured and a whole class unaccounted for outside the school. Much of the shooting reportedly took place in a kindergarten class.
12:11 pm EST: The school principal is among the dead.
11:39 am EST: Multiple deaths have been reported in the shooting, some of them children, says police. A search is currently being conducted, and police dogs are now brought in.
Barely a day after the Clackamas Town Center Shooting at Portland, Oregon which claimed 2 lives besides the gunman who killed himself, another gunman has opened fire on kids at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conneticut, forcing all the schools, both public and private, to shut down.
Reports say that the gunman has been killed, while a teacher and several others have been wounded.
Yahoo News reports that State Police received the first 911 call at 9:41a.m. and immediately began sending emergency units from the western part of the state. Unconfirmed reports also say that there is another gunman on the loose.
Here are the scene photos (Photo Credit: Hartford Courant):
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