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CBS News: 27 Dead, Including 18 Children, In Elementary School Shooting (Father was shooter)
CBS ^ | 12.14.2012 | CBS

Posted on 12/14/2012 10:40:10 AM PST by Morgana

NEWTOWN, Conn. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — CBS News is reporting that 27 people are dead, including 18 students, after a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. The gunman is among the dead.

CBS News’ John Miller reports there is preliminary information that the gunman was the father of one of the students. Miller additionally reports the gunman is 20 years old and is from New Jersey.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way. It is not known whether the shooter took his own life or was killed.

CBS News reports that a second person is in custody and that SWAT is now investigating the home of the suspect.

A witness tells WFSB-TV that a second man was taken out of the woods in handcuffs wearing a black jacket and camouflage pants and telling parents on the scene, “I did not do it.”

Fox Connecticut reports that the shooting began in the kindergarten classroom.

“It’s just a bad situation,” Newtown Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Stoyak told CBS 2.

Two students and a teacher were also injured in the shooting and they were taken to Dansbury Hospital, spokeswoman Diane Burke told CBS News York.

(Excerpt) Read more at connecticut.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Connecticut
KEYWORDS: arth; co; connecticut; homeschool; mask; maskedman; sandyhook; school; shooting
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"CBS News’ John Miller reports there is preliminary information that the gunman was the father of one of the students. "
1 posted on 12/14/2012 10:40:22 AM PST by Morgana
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To: Pollster1

“The shooter was 20 y/o and had an elementary school child? How did that turn out badly? “

He had the kid when he was 16? They did say most kids hurt/killed were in Kindergarten. That would fit.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 10:48:14 AM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Pollster1

Plus must schools have pre school for ages 3 and 4. So yea he could have a kid in Elementary school at age 20..

After Clinton I’d believe anything.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 10:49:29 AM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Morgana

Praying hard for those poor people.. can’t even imagine...


5 posted on 12/14/2012 10:50:37 AM PST by gibsosa
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To: Morgana

good thing it was against the law for him to have a gun there


6 posted on 12/14/2012 10:50:47 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: metmom

If ever a reason to homeschool????


7 posted on 12/14/2012 10:52:09 AM PST by Morgana (Time to play cowboys and muslims.)
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To: Mr. K
Considering the event that is being reported, I don't think sarcasm is appropriate.

JMHO

8 posted on 12/14/2012 10:52:20 AM PST by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe
Considering the event that is being reported, I don't think sarcasm is appropriate.

JMHO

True, but look at your tagline.

9 posted on 12/14/2012 10:54:49 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Morgana

Beslan.

Say that name to most Americans and get a blank look.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 10:55:51 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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To: Morgana
Just found out that my great niece was in the school. She is home safe.

I'm shaken just knowing she was there. I can't imagine how the parents feel.

11 posted on 12/14/2012 10:56:03 AM PST by NEPA (Give me liberty, not debt)
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To: Morgana

I knew a guy who had grandchildren when he was 32.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 10:56:16 AM PST by HarleyD
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To: NEPA

good to here she’s safe....


13 posted on 12/14/2012 10:58:59 AM PST by God luvs America (63.5 million pay no income tax and vote for DemoKrats...)
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To: Morgana
“The shooter was 20 y/o and had an elementary school child? How did that turn out badly? “

In this day and age,I guess it's a miracle the mother wasn't one of his teachers from junior high!

14 posted on 12/14/2012 10:58:59 AM PST by massmike (At least no one is wearing a "Ron Paul - 2016" tee shirt........yet!)
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To: Morgana; All
BTW, previous post is not meant to ID this as a Muslim attack, it's meant to point out that most Americans have no thought enter their minds that their kids spend every weekday in a location where they would be easy targets and no one will be in a position to defend them.
15 posted on 12/14/2012 10:59:15 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Yup. That went through my mind.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

16 posted on 12/14/2012 10:59:31 AM PST by wku man (Who says conservatives don't rock? http://www.bigdawgmusicmafia.com)
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To: HarleyD

Did a GOOGLE search for Beslan, from some Balkan Russian area, another school hostage crisis in 2004..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan


17 posted on 12/14/2012 10:59:47 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: HarleyD

Did a GOOGLE search for Beslan, from some Balkan Russian area, another school hostage crisis in 2004..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beslan


18 posted on 12/14/2012 10:59:50 AM PST by rovenstinez
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To: Morgana

Here in GA there are Pre-K classes at the elementary schools as well.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 11:01:01 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: HarleyD

‘Grandchildren at 32’ — yes, you bet. When I had our son, my roommate was about 18 and her mom, the new grandma, was 38 or so. (As was I).


20 posted on 12/14/2012 11:01:15 AM PST by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: Mr. Silverback

“Beslan.

Say that name to most Americans and get a blank look.’

a couple of years ago iwas flying east and my seat mate was an american detective who had investigated breslan. he may have even written a book. anyway i knew what he was talking about and what he told me was even worse than what was reported. i am suprised it hasn’t happened here.


21 posted on 12/14/2012 11:01:59 AM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: Morgana

The media anti-gun vampires will spread their venom, but the correct lesson is there for anyone with a brain—homeschool.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 11:02:05 AM PST by cgbg (HLM--"Democracy is the theory that people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.")
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To: Morgana

CBS commentators are salivating with mention of reinstating the ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN and mentioning the NRA.Really pisses me off.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 11:03:54 AM PST by Renegade
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To: Morgana

According to FNC they are questioning a 2nd man who appeared out of the woods by the school in fatigue pants and claimed to parents hat he didn’t do it.


24 posted on 12/14/2012 11:04:02 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Morgana

Actually, Kindergarten children at this time of the school are eithe 5 or 6..........


25 posted on 12/14/2012 11:05:20 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Mr. K
good thing it was against the law for him to have a gun there

I just heard some FBI profiler (retired) say on Fox that 20 school kids in China were stabbed today.

Confirming what I always say - if people are nuts, they will find a way to "show" that regardless of what weapons are available. Nut is nuts.

26 posted on 12/14/2012 11:06:08 AM PST by llevrok (ObamaLand - Where young people go to retire.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

You can say almost anything to most Americans and get a blank look.

Words that can raise a twitch of consciousness are “iphone”, “wii”, “mohammed”, “green”, “progressive”, “communism”, “sharia” and “islam”.


27 posted on 12/14/2012 11:06:19 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: Mr. K

I see, these are gun-free, violence-free, bullying-free schools where the parents show up and kill the kids, right?


28 posted on 12/14/2012 11:07:25 AM PST by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: HarleyD

Me too, a woman who had her first child at sixteen and the sixteen year old daughter had a baby too. Teh grandmother thought it was funny.


29 posted on 12/14/2012 11:08:18 AM PST by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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This is an act of provocation allowing for new legislation to outlaw handguns. I have no evidence yet, but this is a play straight out of Rules for Radicals. Watch out, Zero’s about to make his big move to disarm the law abiding public. Mark my words.


30 posted on 12/14/2012 11:08:56 AM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: bravo whiskey

I’m sure it was.


31 posted on 12/14/2012 11:09:40 AM PST by Mr. Silverback (Cigarettes are like squirrels: Perfectly harmless until you put one in your mouth and set it on fire)
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To: llevrok
I just heard some FBI profiler (retired) say on Fox that 20 school kids in China were stabbed today.

From South China Morning Post (excerpted, is pay site)

A man wielding a knife in China’s central Henan province attacked dozens of pupils outside a village school on Friday morning, injuring 22 students and one local, according to Guangshan county’s official website.

The 36-year-old suspect, identified by the police as Min Yingjun, attacked pupils of Wan Quan Elementary School in Chenpeng village at 7.40am, said the report.

Police said they later arrested the suspect, a resident of Zoupeng village in Guangshan county. It’s not clear what prompted his attack.

In a separate knife attack in Beijing, police announced on Thursday evening that they had arrested a man suspected of slashing the faces of "a number" of women in subway cars.

The 25-year-old suspect, identified only by his last name Hu, confessed to slashing the faces of his victims, mostly young women, on the city's crowded Nos 5 and 10 subway lines, according to the police statement.

Hu "took revenge on society because of relationship frustrations," it said.

One victim told a local newspaper that she felt someone bump into her as the subway door opened at a stop, but she didn't realise she was hurt until several stops later, when she saw blood dripping on the floor. She received 15 stiches.

Days before the police report, rumours of a serial subway slasher on the loose had been circulating on social media sites such as weibo, China's Twitter-like service. The police statement was the first official acknowlegement of the crime spree. Local media said they had identified at least five similar cases.

32 posted on 12/14/2012 11:10:35 AM PST by PGR88
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To: NEPA

My heart hurts. Losing a child so full of life is one of the hardest things a parent can ever go through. I’m praying for those families. God, love them, comfort them, and pull them through as only a Father who also lost His Son can. In Jesus’ precious Name. Amen.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 11:10:59 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: Morgana
If the 1st perp was 20, he was too young to possess the 2 9mm handguns they claim were recovered.

The 2nd perp will soon be relegated to the memory hole.

He needs to be identified now before the lone gunman meme takes hold.

This heinous act is the perfect template for what absolutely comes next.

34 posted on 12/14/2012 11:11:06 AM PST by JOAT
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To: gibsosa

One week before Christmas...I hope that bastards bodied is dragged through town on a truck bumper!


35 posted on 12/14/2012 11:12:36 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: STD

Oh, BS!


36 posted on 12/14/2012 11:13:35 AM PST by StolarStorm
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To: P-Marlowe; Mr. K

FYI I am with Mr. K and agree with Rush that the reporting MSM is working like Banchees to bend this to Tea Party and Conservatives for their anti-gun agenda.

Already the Gubmit is trying to hide the 2nd Shooter and make it a crazy.


37 posted on 12/14/2012 11:14:43 AM PST by X-spurt (Ted Cruz for President of the Republic of Texas)
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To: Morgana

FOX saying the New Town home being searched. The body of the mother of the shooter was in the home. They also may have the shooter’s car.


38 posted on 12/14/2012 11:14:44 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: JOAT

20-year-old male is the perfect candidate for the schizophrenic diagnosis (or to be used as an assassin for the same reason).

If it’s ever found that the US government is using these “gunmen” as assassins in order to advance a political agenda... I can’t even say what fate I hope awaits whoever is responsible.


40 posted on 12/14/2012 11:16:49 AM PST by butterdezillion
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To: P-Marlowe

You dont think that the libtard media is going to take about 30 seconds to start screaming about gun control over this?


41 posted on 12/14/2012 11:17:43 AM PST by Mr. K (some days even my lucky rocketship underpants don't help...)
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To: StolarStorm

Sure, remember the Arizona shooter who was programmed to kill? Gabby Griffords and her husband Mark refuse to accept the randomness of the event, which nearly ended her life.


42 posted on 12/14/2012 11:19:58 AM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Not enough. I still insist the scum that harm or kill others should be kept alive as long as possible and tortured with the maximum pain possible.

Then future scum might focus more on killing themselves rather than other innocents. We can then focus on the means to capture them alive for their much deserved torture.

And I suspect this POS killer showed signs of being capable of this evil and the authorities or other mollycoddler did not act on it.


43 posted on 12/14/2012 11:21:34 AM PST by soycd
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To: Morgana

Such a terrible, and avoidable tragedy.

I shake my head in disgust at the folks that walk around in disbelief wondering how such a thing could happen. There are those among us who shake our heads at this travesty and know full well why it happened.

Society has turned its ugly blind eye away from the senseless murdering of countless unborn children for years, justifying it under the premise of “choice” and a “woman’s right”. Now that we have reached a point where the killing of an innocent unborn child is a matter-of-fact, everyday occurrence, and no big deal, to me it is almost laughable that there are those out there still wondering how this could have happened.

We reap what we have sown.


44 posted on 12/14/2012 11:23:12 AM PST by nesnah
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To: Mr. K

DailyKos is already in cardiac arrest about it.


45 posted on 12/14/2012 11:25:25 AM PST by MachIV
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To: butterdezillion

Anyone capable of targeting innocent children has most likely been utilized by someone seeking political gain. It would surprise me if this was not a political job and about the only other cause would be an islamist killer.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 11:25:56 AM PST by soycd
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To: Mr. Silverback

got it from me. I first saw Beslan on another thread and had to guess what it was


47 posted on 12/14/2012 11:26:20 AM PST by eccentric (a.k.a. baldwidow)
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To: zerosix

I would not be surprised if this turned out to be a result of bullying in the classroom.

I cannot imagine what other circumstance would make a parent do this.


48 posted on 12/14/2012 11:28:52 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

Oh my. I remember Beslin. It was one of the worst terrorist attacks on civilians (they slaughtered those children)that I ever remember reading about. Horrible stuff. Just horrible.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 11:29:34 AM PST by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: P-Marlowe
Do you also think it not proper for the left media to jump on the gun control subject immediately? (this is not sarcasm)
50 posted on 12/14/2012 11:30:19 AM PST by fish hawk (no tyrant can remain in power without the consent and cooperation of his victims.)
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