The bastard shooter, Adam Lanza is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Lanza's girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey.
Adam had his brother Ryan Lanza's identification. Ryan Lanza has a Facebook page that posted updates Friday afternoon that read that "it wasn't me" and "I was at work."
|Adam Lanza in 2005|
President Obama (visibly distraught) said, “They had their entire lives ahead of them: birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own. We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in these past few years and each time I learn the news I react not as a president but as anyone 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.”
Someone who works at the school told her the shooting happened in the hallway. She described it as a ‘Pop, pop, pop."Three people went out into the hall and only one person came back, the vice principal, who was shot in the leg or the foot, who came crawling back. She cowered under the table and called 911. She never saw the shooting. There must have been a hundred rounds."
In a letter to parents this fall, she stated they would be checking identification for visitors if they were not recognized by staff.
"Please understand that with nearly 700 students and over 1,000 parents representing 500... families, most parents will be asked to show identification. All visitors arriving at the school after 9:30 a.m., when the front gates were locked, would have to ring a bell for entry and would immediately have to report to the main office to sign in."
|Mary Sherlach (school psycologist)|
Hero teacher Kaitlin Roig tells ABC News that she barricaded her first grade students in classroom bathroom and locked the door when she first heard gun shots. “The kids were being so good. They asked: ‘Can we go see if anyone is out there? … I just want Christmas… I don’t want to die, I just want to have Christmas.’ I said, you’re going to have Christmas and Hanukkah.. I tried to be positive.”
One mother said that she had just brought her daughter's First Communion dress and that she was excited to wear it. Another child was supposed to play an angel in a mass play next week.
Prayers go out to all the family members and the victims.