Twenty-seven are dead, including 18 children and several staff members, after a 20-year-old opened fire school at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut according to a law official with knowledge of the attack. The gunman has been declared dead on the scene.
‘I was hiding under a desk. It was terrifying ..my friend’s kids are dead.’ When the students were evacuated from the school, they were instructed to look away from the principal’s office when they walked past.
He went into the office, started arguing, and he killed people in the office, before going into a classroom. ‘I could hear shots in the hall and glass breaking.’ And an NPR interview with a different parent revealed that the school’s PA system was on the whole time, amplifying the shots throughout the school.
UPDATE: A letter from one of the children before they were shot.