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Many dead, including one gunman.

From comments it appears the media are reporting many dead ... 12, 27, obviously no one has a confirmed count.

Denver Post live blog:

RT @NewsTimes: ABC News reporting that at least a dozen people, including children, were killed in Sandy Hook school shooting. CBS reporting 27 dead.
But from the same blog, the hospital says:
Are there other people shot? "We don't anticipate that there will be any more patients transported to the hospital at this time."
They've only gotten 3, so either patients are being transported elsewhere or there are not dozens of victims.
Multiple people — including children — were killed on Friday morning when at least one gunman opened fire in an Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, CT. The school’s principal was apparently the target of the attack, according to MSNBC.
Think Progress
The shooter was reportedly an adult. Two handguns were recovered from the scene.

The Sandy Hook school serves children in grades kindergarten through 4th. The entire school system in the area is now reportedly on lock down.

Right now this seems to be only on Twitter, but some tweets are from reporters.

9:20 AM PT:

Two gunmen; one dead, one at large. TWO gunmen. Again, may be wrong at this early stage.

9:21 AM PT:

A shooting involving two gunmen erupted at a Connecticut elementary school this morning, prompting the town of Newtown to lock down all of its schools and draw SWAT teams to the school, authorities said today.

State Police confirm that one shooter is dead. A second gunman is apparently at large and multiple people have been shot, sources told ABC News.

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

9:22 AM PT: While some students have been reunited with their parents on the school's perimeter, one group of students remains unaccounted for, according to a source with a child in the school.

Three patients have been taken to Danbury Hospital, which is also on lockdown, according to the hospital's Facebook page.

9:40 AM PT: NBC identifies the handguns as 9 mm.

Two 9mm handguns were recovered from the scene, an official told WNBC's Jonathan Dienst. The official had no information whether any children were hurt.
9mm is a very common caliber for handguns and is a medium-small bullet.

Originally posted to aardvark droppings on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 09:12 AM PST.

Also republished by notRKBA and Shut Down the NRA.

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