27 Dead, Including 18 Children in Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown CT

SHOCK:  According to news reports, 27 people were killed, including 18 children, in Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown CT. This is a sad, sad day for America.

White House:  Obama remains committed to trying to renew ban on assault weapons - @Reuters

UPDATE:  Federal law enforcement official says gunman at Connecticut school was a 20-year-old man from CT carrying two handguns.

Report: Person in custody; officials trying to determine whether person had role in Connecticut school shooting -@petewilliamsnbc

Fox News:  A law enforcement official said the shooter, who is dead, is believed to be a father of one of the students at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Authorities recovered a Glock and Sig Sauer 9mm handgun, but it was unclear who killed the shooter, who wore black combat garb and a military vest.

White House: Obama spoke with FBI Director Robert Mueller, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy to receive latest information on school shooting, express condolences - @NBCNews

Connecticut gunman had ties to school; 1 of guns was .223-caliber rifle, law enforcement official says - @AP

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 27 Dead, Including 18 Children in Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting in Newtown CT
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