The Hartford Courant is reporting that a gunman has gone on a shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut leaving 27 dead, including 20 students and seven adults. The shooter is included in the number of adults. There is a secondary crime scene with another adult victim, believed to be the father of the shooter.
The newspaper reports that an entire classroom is unaccounted for. The shooter is believed to be dead, but there are unconfirmed reports of a second shooter. Police and emergency officials are on the scene
A parent, Richard Wilford told The Courant his Sandy Hook second-grader, Richie, heard what he described as “pans falling” when gunshots rang out. He said that his son told him that the teacher went to go check, came back in and locked the door and told the students to stand in the corner.
“What does a parent think about coming to a school where there’s a shooting” It’s the most terrifying moment of a parent’s life … you have no idea,” said Wilford.
We will continue to update the story as more information becomes available.