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December 14, 2012

26 dead including 20 children in Sandy Hook school shooting

NEWTOWN, Conn. — AP, 11:58 a.m.: Official with knowledge of school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut says 26 are dead including 20 children

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A shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut on Friday ended with the shooter dead and at least one teacher wounded and sent frightened pupils into the parking lot.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

It wasn¹t clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.

The superintendent¹s office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, in western Connecticut about 60 miles northeast of New York City. State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m.

A photo posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed a group of young students — some crying, others looking visibly frightened — being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other¹s shoulders.

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