Friday, December 14, 2012

Shooting in a Newton, CT elem. school

My day stopped in it's tracks when I heard about a horrific event. A school shooting at an Elementary school that resulted in 27 deaths 20 of those being children. 20 children between the ages of 5 and 10 that will not be tucked safely in their beds tonight under the care of their parents. 20 children that will not be leaving cookies out for Santa.  All becasue an individual named Adam Lanza decided to go into his mother's workplace, Sandy Hook elementary and attack!
The bastard shooter, Adam Lanza is dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Ryan Lanza
Lanza drove to the scene of the shootings in his mother's car. Three guns were found at the scene - a Glock and a Sig Sauer, both pistols - and a .223-caliber rifle. The rifle was recovered from the back of a car at the school. The two pistols were recovered from inside the school. 911 was called at 9:30.

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."
Ryan Lanza
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."
Dawn Hochsprung, the principal, had recently implemented new security measures, CNN reports.
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.

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