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Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Ct.

Update: at least 26 dead, 20 children.
Update: shooter killed his mother before heading to the school.
Update: Adam Lanza, 20, is the shooter. (Took down Facebook page since it may not be the shooter's)
Update: 18 children died at the scene, 2 more died at the hospital. *6 adults dead. *Body found at home of shooter's mother in Newtown, Ct. *Shooter's brother is in custody, reason withheld.
Update: this conversation has taken the unfortunate but predictable turn.
Update:

I will not remember the shooter's name. But I will try and remember these ones:

Charlotte Bacon, 6
Daniel Barden, 7
Olivia Engel, 6
Josephine Gay, 7
Ana M. Marquez-Greene, 6
Dylan Hockley, 6
Madeleine F. Hsu, 6
Catherine V. Hubbard, 6
Chase Kowalski, 7
Jesse Lewis, 6
James Mattioli, 6
Grace McDonnell, 7
Emilie Parker, 6
Jack Pinto, 6
Noah Pozner, 6
Caroline Previdi, 6
Jessica Rekos, 6
Aviele Richman, 6
Benjamin Wheeler, 6
Allison N. Wyatt, 6

Dawn Hochsprung, 47
Rachel Davino, 29
Anne Marie Murphy, 52
Lauren Rousseau, 30
Mary Sherlach, 56
Victoria Soto, 27

24 year old male gunman, died at the scene. Used two 9mm handguns. Officials say around 20 children were shot, news reports are just coming in. All I can say is What.The.Fuck.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...n-is-dead?lite

Edit: didn't realize this was in the Columbine thread. Too surreal.

Per Arminus:
A new one.

Shooter seems to be dead.

A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school this morning prompted the town of Newton to lock down all of its schools and drew SWAT teams to the school, authorities said today.

A gunman has been killed, authorities told ABC News.

The shooting occurred at the Sandy Creek Elementary School in Newtown, about 12 miles east of Danbury.

A photo from the scene shows a line of distressed children being led out of the school.

Newton Public School District secretary of superintendent Kathy June said in a statement that the district's school were locked down because of the report of a shooting. "The district is taking preventive measures by putting all schools in lockdown until we ensure the safety of all students and staff."

State police sent SWAT team units to Newtown.

All public and private schools in the town are on lockdown.

State emergency management officials said ambulances and other units were also en route and staging near the school.

A message on the school district website says that all afternoon kindergarten is cancelled today and there will be no mid-day bus runs.

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Re: Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Ct.

Yeah what the fuuuuuuuckk!?!?!?!?!!??

And they say....its early on....there may be a second gunman on the loose.
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18 children confirmed dead so far
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I live just 6 miles down the road. Reports of at least 26 dead, 18 of them little kids. I'm completely numb.
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I want to know why. Was this a disgruntled employee or someone close to be school? It's hard enough when students bring weapons to school, but for a 20 year old to shoot children? Ridiculous.
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sickening. absolutely awful tragedy.
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Wow, this has to be the worst one yet, in the US. All those kids?! Can't even comprehend this.

The shooting in Norway was obviously equally demented.

I wonder what the motivation was this time.

Man, this is horrific
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27 dead.


Twitter feeds...

Patton Oswalt: Yeah, I'll wade right the fuck into this one: MORE gun control, MORE mental health services. It is not a debate any longer.

What's the name of the disease where "raging assholes" mistake themselves for "devil's advocates"?

Pry the guns from your cold, dead hands? Well, if you insist...

Michael Moore: Only minutes away from pundits & politicians say, "This isn't the time to talk about gun control." Really? When is that moment?

Rob Marz: Somewhere right now, National Rifle Association is working on a strategy to downplay these latest gun tragedies. That should disgust you.
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Originally Posted by Hadrian7 View Post
I want to know why.
When it comes to 'crazy' and 'insane,' you'll never get an answer to that question.
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Do these dumbfucks really think that someone who is willing and able to do something like this would not be able to get guns from somewhere, regardless of how stringent or relaxed the gun laws are?
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Why wasn't there a sign or something labeling that a gun-free school zone?
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There are no words. I fell sick to my stomach.
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Heard the gunmen was a parent of a child in the school.
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But was the gunman crazy? I'll wait until they find out more about him. And did he turn the guns on himself or did someone shoot him?

Watching the reports, it saddens me when they are interviewing these 7-10 year olds talking about it. Not the interview itself, but that these children were involved in something this despicable.
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We spend so much god damn money on absolute bullshit in this nation, waste untold billions on programs that benefit so few, hell we fucking wasted over two fucking billion dollars on a meaningless fucking election between two clowns, and yet we can't, or won't, make all of our schools as safe as they can be.
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Re: Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Ct.

20 year old parent of a child at the school?
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When it comes to 'crazy' and 'insane,' you'll never get an answer to that question.
Exactly. Trying to understand why these people do these things is pointless. They're nuts. Almost certainly came from a fucked up home, other than that...

Sounds like it was an entire kindergarten class.
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20 year old parent of a child at the school?
These early reports tend to be unreliable. That's certainly possible, but would make him a very young father of an elementary school kid. It would have to be kindergarten, first grade maybe. Plenty of young fathers out there now I guess.
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But was the gunman crazy? I'll wait until they find out more about him. And did he turn the guns on himself or did someone shoot him?
Well, put it this way - I can't imagine there being any answer to your Why question that would change your feelings.
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Re: Elementary school shooting in Newtown, Ct.

Shall we start coming up with elaborate scenarios where "if only the children were armed" this would not have happened?

I'm honestly surprised we have 8 adults killed. He must have been specifically hunting for them room to room.
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First that lunatic in China this morning, now this.

...and I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
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Do these dumbfucks really think that someone who is willing and able to do something like this would not be able to get guns from somewhere, regardless of how stringent or relaxed the gun laws are?
It's a start.

There's no reason not to have stricter gun control. We don't need to hunt for food. It's all just for sport anyway. Just ridiculous this stuff goes on all the time and all our politicians keep silent on the issue.
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Police say there were two shooters and they now have the second in custody.
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31 U.S. school shootings since Columbine. School shootings in every other country in the world combined since that time: 14.
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The USA needs to step up and get rid of millions and millions of guns on the streets. With guns people get reckless. That's the problem. We are a nation that is not united with wars within our schools. So now we are teaching our kids that guns are easily accessible.

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