Connecticut school shooting, leaves twenty eight dead which includes twenty young children, this is reported. The person in question, armed with a gun, took twenty six peoples lives at a school in U.S. on Friday. The gunman’s mother had worked at the school and students had been taken to a safety place and asked to close their eyes.
“Our hearts are broken today,” President Barack Obama said, wiping his eyes during brief comments to reporters in one of the most emotional public moments of his presidency. The children killed were just 5 to 10 years old, he said. “They had their entire lives ahead of them — birthdays, graduations, wedding, kids of their own.”
The attack happened at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, just a couple weeks before Christmas. Most of the victims were so small so young.
At first eighteen of them were found dead at the school, then later two more were declared dead. Also six adults were found dead at the scene, and another person was found dead at a second scene, which makes twenty eight total.
So far there is no reasons for the attack. Also the young twenty year old called Adam Lanza, was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, and he was the son of a teacher at the school. A law enforcement official said the mother, Nancy Lanza, was also presumed dead.
Robert Licata said his 6-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.”
Licata said the shooter didn’t say a word. Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-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, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America,” he said.
Mergim Bajraliu, 17, heard the gunshots echo from his home and ran to check on his 9-year-old sister, who was fine. He said she 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,” Bajraliu said.
Richard Wilford said his 7-year-old son, Richie, said he heard a noise that,
“sounded like what he described as cans falling.”