President Obama is scheduled to deliver a statement on today's shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut at 3:15 PM ET from the White House. The live video feed is below and we'll provide updates throughout the president's remarks.
12:12 PM PT: In a proclamation released just now, the president has ordered the flag to be flown at half-staff at the White House and all public buildings.
12:17 PM PT: The president is at the podium. He starts off by saying he's spoken with the both director of the FBI and the governor of Connecticut and that the state will have the full resources of the federal government.
12:18 PM PT: The president says he, like others who have children, reacted first as a parent. He is struggling to contain his emotion. "Our hearts are broken," he says, fighting back tears.
12:19 PM PT: "As a country we have been through this too many times," the president says, listing recent tragedies. "We're going to have to come together to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics."
12:21 PM PT: The president concludes his short statement, still struggling to contain his emotions: "May god bless the memory of the victims, and, in the words of scripture, 'heal the broken hearted, and bind up their wounds.'"
12:26 PM PT: We'll replace the live video feed embedded in this post with video of the president's statement as soon as it's finished uploading.
12:47 PM PT: Full transcript here.