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#1 Jägermeister

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:24 AM


20 children among dead at school shooting in Connecticut
27 killed, including gunman, at school; 1 other adult found dead at 2nd crime scene

The Associated Press Posted: Dec 14, 2012 10:58 AM ET
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A man opened fire inside a Connecticut elementary school Friday leaving 27 dead, including 20 children, and forcing students to cower in classrooms and then flee with the help of teachers and police.
The death toll at the school — 26 plus the gunman — in Newtown, located 95 kilometres northeast of New York City, was confirmed during an update from police Friday afternoon.
Lt. Paul Vance said 18 children were pronounced dead at the school as well as six adults and the shooter. Two other children were transported to hospital but were pronounced dead. One person was also injured.
Another adult was found dead at what police described as a "secondary crime scene" in Newtown.
The shooting appeared to be the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007, which left 32 people and the gunman dead.
A visibly emotional President Barack Obama said, “We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years and each time I learn the news I react not as a president, but as anybody else would, as a parent.”

“These neighbourhoods are our neighbourhoods, and these children are our children, and we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics,” he said during a press conference Friday afternoon.
Parents flooded to Sandy Hook Elementary School looking for their children in the wake of the shooting. Students were told to close their eyes by police as they were led from the building.
A photo taken 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 other's shoulders.
A law enforcement official briefed on the shooting said the gunman died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound and that one of the victims was the man's mother, a teacher. The official wasn't authorized to speak about the investigation.
A law enforcement official in Washington said the attacker was a man in his 20s armed with a .223-calibre rifle. The official also said that police were searching a location in New Jersey in connection with the shootings. That official spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.




'Everyone was just traumatized'

Robert Licata said his six-year-old son was in class when the gunman burst in and shot the teacher.
"That's when my son grabbed a bunch of his friends and ran out the door," he said. "He was very brave. He waited for his friends."
He said the shooter didn't say a word.
Stephen Delgiadice said his eight-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.
"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Conn., which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.
Danbury Hospital was the only hospital to take in victims from the shootings, admitting three patients. Doctors said at a news conference they cleared four trauma rooms to treat shooting victims.
Mergim Bajraliu, 17, heard the gunshots echo from his home and raced to check on his nine-year-old sister at the school. He said his sister, who was fine, heard a scream come over the intercom at one point. He said teachers were shaking and crying as they came out of the building.
"Everyone was just traumatized," he said.


'There's no words'

Richard Wilford's seven-year-old son, Richie, is in the second grade at the school. His son told him that he heard a noise that "sounded like what he described as cans falling."
The boy told him a teacher went out to check on the noise, came back in, locked the door and had the kids huddle up in the corner until police arrived.
"There's no words," Wilford said. "It's sheer terror, a sense of imminent danger, to get to your child and be there to protect him."
Melissa Makris, 43, said her 10-year-old son, Philip, was in the school gym.
"He said he heard a lot of loud noises and then screaming. Then the gym teachers immediately gathered the children in a corner and kept them safe in a corner," Makris said.
The fourth-grader told his mother that the students stayed huddled until police came in the gym. He also told her that he saw what looked like a body under a blanket as he fled the school.
"He said the policeman came in and helped them get out of the building and told them to run," Makris said. "And they ran to the firehouse."

With files from CBC News


Shooting suspect is 20-year-old Adam Lanza
Pete Yost, The Associated Press
Published Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 2:16PM EST

Last Updated Friday, Dec. 14, 2012 4:33PM ES

WASHINGTON -- The suspect in the Connecticut school shootings is Adam Lanza, 20, the son of a teacher at the school where the shootings occurred, a law enforcement official said Friday. A second law enforcement official says the boy's mother, Nancy Lanza, is presumed dead.
Adam Lanza's older brother, Ryan, 24, of Hoboken, N.J., is being questioned by police, said the first official. Earlier, a law enforcement official mistakenly transposed the brothers' first names.
Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.
According to the second official, the suspect 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-calibre rifle. The rifle was recovered from the back of a car at the school. The two pistols were recovered from inside the school.
The official also said Lanza's girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey.
Meanwhile, former Jersey Journal staff writer Brett Wilshe said he has spoken with Ryan Lanza of Hoboken, who told Wilshe the shooter may have had 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."



The world truly is a disgusting place.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

Guillotine the other idiot, time to spread fear for those who would dare commit these atrocities.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:50 AM

An ABC report, unconfirmed, says that an entire class of kids is unaccounted for. Another report says 27 dead just now. Worst school shooting in US history, if confirmed. Over 100 shots fired, according to a witness.

I'm not sure I want to be a teacher anymore, after this. What is the world coming to? Kids? Bastards.

Another report just now of 20+ dead on CNN, at least 10 kids and the Principal.

RIP, little ones and adults.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

What will it take for them to finally get some proper gun control?
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:55 AM

I hope by the grace of god they spared the children.

How mentally disturbed do you have to be to do this? Sickening...
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:59 AM

Hearing 27 dead. 12-18 are children.

I am more angry than sad. And i'm pretty ???? sad.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:02 AM

Oh my god! Have those numbers been confirmed?
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:03 AM

Oh man, at first glance I was hoping this was a situation that, although already a tragedy, would be diffused by the end of the day. So awful.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:06 AM



All I can do is pray for the families and hope the waste of air that's still at large gets caught and gets justice in prison. The other shooter can rot in hell where he belongs.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:07 AM

This makes me want to cry because those poor children, and their parents could never have seen this coming, it truly breaks my heart. At the same time it makes me appreciate living in Canada that much more where not any lunatic can walk into a Walmart and pick up a gun along with the weekly groceries.

It hurts even more just thinking that these kids were so close to Christmas break and were probably making crafts and ornaments for Christmas when this happened. :(

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:09 AM

Have Allah have mercy on their souls


PS - Am I the only one who thinks that the Oregon shooting could have inspired this person?(discuss)
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:10 AM

18 children have been confirmed dead.

All I can do is pray for the families and hope the waste of air that's still at large gets caught and gets justice in prison. The other shooter can rot in hell where he belongs.


Nothing confirmed yet. Police briefing is coming up in minutes.

I am on a sick day today and I can tell you I feel more sick right now than I did when I woke up. My stomach is literally quivering with nausea right now.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:11 AM

It's crap like this that makes me WISH that the world would end on Dec 21 2012.

Just when you think you've seen the worst atrocities humanity can afflict on each other...
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:12 AM

CNN confirms "around 20, including at least 10 children".
disgusting. just disgusting. an elementary school?! what is going through these people's minds?
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:13 AM

For frack sakes!!!
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:14 AM

Never wanted to relive how I felt in 1999. I am now
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:16 AM

That picture of the distraught children being led from the school should be e-mailed to every NRA member in the US.

When will these people wake up? What is it going to take?
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:18 AM

Absolutely outrageous.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:19 AM

Does Connecticut have the death penalty?
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:20 AM

CNN confirms "around 20, including at least 10 children".
disgusting. just disgusting. an elementary school?! what is going through these people's minds?


I hate to be a detail bitch, but, nothing has been "confirmed" yet. I am watching this on multiple channels and, until the police officials have spoken with details, nothing has been confirmed. There are all sorts of different details on the TV.

RIP, kiddos.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:22 AM

Kindergarten through 4th grade.

This hits worse than columbine.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

Do they know if the shooters were students or adults?
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:23 AM

Oh wow, so much of these kinds of events are happening this year. They need to make a better law on gun enforcement in the US...
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

Do they know if the shooters were students or adults?


I heard one is a father of a student there.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:28 AM

this is just unhuman. every right should have limitations. right to bear arms was given when these types of wepons were not there. autometic guns that shoot 100 rounds in such a quick time should not be in anyone's hand.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

I'm a bit confused about the number of shooters. What I'm reading on CNN and CBC is not making any reference to a second shooter. They speak in terms of "the" gunman is dead, not "one of" the gunmen is dead....
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

Sickening.

All it would take to prevent this kind of thing happening again in the U.S. is to institute a police state.

And once again I find it strange that these kind of events happen so often now when civilian gun ownership is being targeted and not back when guns were a lot more readily obtainable, at least legally.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

I heard one is a father of a student there.

What?! Are you f*cking kidding me? What could his innocent child have done to make him shoot up the classroom?
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:36 AM

Who's "targeting" civilian gun ownership?

Whoever they are, they're doing a lousy job....
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

Disgusting.

America needs to implement strict gun control laws. I don't understand why so many of their citizens feel the need to own a firearm, and then defend their sale and use, even after an event like this. Stupid beyond belief...

And how can you do something like that to anyone, never mind young children, who don't have a hope in hell of defending themselves? :sadno:
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