Newton, Connecticut. Chaos at Sandy Hook Elementary School broke out at around 9:41 am this morning, when the first 911 call was made with news of a shooter. The principal and school psychologist are said to be among the 27 dead, 18 of which are children.
Elementary School Shooting, 27 Dead!
Two handguns were found at the scene, and some reports indicated there were two shooters — one who is now dead, according to the AP. Witnesses told WTNH they saw another adult man being handcuffed and put into a police car.
"It was horrendous," said parent Brenda Lebinski, who rushed to the school where her daughter is in the third grade. "Everyone was in hysterics - parents, students. There were kids coming out of the school bloodied. I don't know if they were shot, but they were bloodied."
A mother who was at the school during the shooting told her a "masked man" entered the principal's office and may have shot the principal.
AP source:20-year-old suspect had ties to school; the official said that a gun used in the attacks is a .223-caliber rifle.