State police personnel led children from the school, following a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. – AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks
To this day I will NEVER EVER understand why people do this.
A terrible shooting has occurred in Newton, CT leaving over 20 fatalities. 18 children and 6 adults shot at the school. Two were pronounced dead at hospital. The gunman is Adam Lanza, 20, says Conn. State Police spokesman Paul Vance.
Adam Lanza, 20, shot his mother Nancy Lanza dead at their home. He then drove to the school. Lanza’s mother was a teacher at Sandy Hook School and he “had a dispute with her” which is why he targeted her Kindergarten class. Adam Lanza is described by neighbors as ‘odd’ and thought to be mentally ill, explaining his skewed reasoning.
Lanza was found dead inside the school from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, an official told the AP.
This horrific incident was addressed by President Obama who was very upset, and cried during his statement.
We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years. And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would — as a parent. And that was especially true today. I know there’s not a parent in America who doesn’t feel the same overwhelming grief that I do.
The majority of those who died today were children — beautiful little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old. They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. Among the fallen were also teachers — men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children fulfill their dreams.
So our hearts are broken today
I am horrified this behavior has ever occurred and continues to occur. My heart goes out to every soul out there who has been effected by this.
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