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Old 12-14-2012, 08:19 AM
 
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I am following this story on my Twitter feed -

Unconfirmed reports are that the Newtown, Conn. principal was shot and killed, possibly 2 children and a teacher as well.


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Old 12-14-2012, 08:23 AM
 
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I am watching CNN and they are not reporting this. This is just terrible.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:32 AM
 
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It may or may not be accurate - Twitter moves a lot faster than the news. Often I'll see something on Twitter well before it gets reported. I just saw on the news that one teacher was shot in the foot and another person (didn't say who) had multiple gunshot wounds.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:35 AM
 
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Absolutely heartbreaking.
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MSN is reporting this
Old 12-14-2012, 08:38 AM
 
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Very few details, all speculation right now. Surrounding schools on lockdown. No news on injured, deaths confirmed yet, but witnesses say otherwise.

Apparently around 9:40 someone or 2 people entered the main office, but that is all that is being stated now.

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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CNN is reporting one shooter dead, possibly looking for another.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:43 AM
 
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It is so sad and scary for the people involved. Heartbreaking.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:48 AM
 
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More from Twitter:

Shooter is dead and police have recovered two weapons from him, one is a Glock and the other a Sig Sauer

(I'm assuming that's some type of gun, I know what a Glock is).
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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Now reporting multiple injuries, including teacher shot in foot.

I can't believe that one reporter was interviewing a 3rd grader AND that the parent was letting it happen. GRRR!


So sad for the town, school, parents.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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It's been confirmed that children are among the dead and that there are multiple fatalities. There were two gunmen.

Parents told reporters that the gunman was masked and that the principal was the target.

Local newspaper is reporting the shooting took place in a kindergarten classroom. I can't even begin to imagine...


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Old 12-14-2012, 08:59 AM
 
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This just makes me sick. My heart breaks for those families.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:08 AM
 
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Oh my goodness! I have been following the online links, but don't have Twitter. I can't even imagine how terrified those students must have been. What a sad day for that town.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:18 AM
 
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Reporting that parent was at school for a meeting. Said they heard shots, the P, VP, and school Psychologist went out in the hall. Only VP returned (shot in foot). Other 2 were dead.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:24 AM
 
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New reports are that the shooting happened after the father of a student came in this morning and had a confrontation with the principal - this is so scary - could happen to any teacher, principal, or school employee with a crazy parent.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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So incredibly sad.

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I can't believe that one reporter was interviewing a 3rd grader AND that the parent was letting it happen. GRRR!
I just started watching the coverage and I couldn't believe they were interviewing her either.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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at least 27 dead... is there any news on who the shooter was or why he came in shooting?
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:44 AM
 
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CBS News reporting 27 dead, at least 14 are kids.

Just unbelievable...so, so sad.

Gunman drove to the school from New Jersey.

I've heard lots of praise for teachers who kept kids safe.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:55 AM
 
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This is so sad, how can this happen?

Some are saying 27 dead, I pray that is wrong.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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They have confirmed that 27 are dead! 18 children and 9 adults! A news conference will be starting in a few minutes. We need to pray for everyone involved!
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:04 AM
 
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I can't even formulate words for a tragedy of this magnitude. My heart aches for those involved, especially the children, who should not have to face the fact that the world is unsafe at such a young age.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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My heart is breaking for this school and community.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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I am absolutely sick to my stomach over this.

My students are here playing at indoor recess. I had several boys playing 'war' with our plastic animals. I had to ask them to stop. I have another student who was talking about choking & stabbing at lunch. That student is now writing a paragraph about why those things are unacceptable. I cannot stomach the kids saying/doing anything even remotely violent (even if it is military/war stuff) right now.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:12 AM
 
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What a tragedy. My heart goes out to everyone involved.
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This is so sad
Old 12-14-2012, 10:17 AM
 
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My best friend just called me and sobbed to me. I'm home sick again and I didn't have the news on. I live in CT, about 40 minutes away from Newtown. It's a little town where nothing every happens. It's so sad. My heart goes out to this community.

This is a local news link if anyone wants to read more.

http://www.wfsb.com/
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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This is just sick! What is wrong with people?
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:59 AM
 
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I am in shock......utter shock.....
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:19 AM
 
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I am just sick over this. I can't believe it and my heart is breaking for those families.
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