So Sad: Son Of CT School Teacher Kills At Least 18 Children And 8 Adults In Shooting Rampage

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December 14, 2012 ‐ By
Source: AP

Source: AP

Teachers, students, and faculty at  Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, had anything but a normal Friday today when a gunman went on a shooting rampage inside of a Kindergarten classroom that, so far, has resulted in the death of 18 children and eight adults.

The shooter, Ryan Lanza, is reported to be the son of one of the teachers at Sandy Hook, and was reportedly killed in the midst of the rampage. Lanza is also said to have killed his father in Hoboken , NJ, before heading to the school. According to The Huffington Post:

The masked gunman entered the school administration office around 9:40 a.m., about 30 minutes after the school day began. The first 911 call was received by police one minute later.

Investigators said the gunman fired his weapon at least 100 times.

Students inside the building were escorted out in a single-file line. There are about 626 students enrolled in kindergarten through fourth grade classes at Sandy Hook Elementary, with another 46 faculty members, Newtown Patch reported.

Lanza was reportedly wearing dark clothing, a mask, and a bulletproof vest, and was carrying four guns. So far, police have not confirmed whether there was an additional gunman besides Lanza, but another person has been taken into custody for questioning. Names of the victims have also not been released yet, but one parent who claims to have witnessed the attack told CNN that principal Dawn Hochsprung and a school psychologist were killed.

President Obama is expected to make a statement on this situation, which has already been labeled the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history, at 3:15 pm. We’re definitely praying for the family and friends of all those affected by this tragedy.

 

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  • London

    Whilst I think this is truly sad, and I feel for the families affected but you have to also consider this…how and why are people in the USA so surprised at tragic events like this when it is so easy for anyone to purchase a gun like they buy groceries. It always baffles me, what do you really expect.

  • Chaun

    Psalms 37:9-11,29

  • CarlaKah

    This is so awful! Oh my God!!!

  • Meyaka

    I can’t stop crying, WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END? people throwing others on train tracks,killing little children,random vicious act of violence, i don’t think i can bring a child in this messed up world…
    Rest in Peace innocent angels and My deepest sympathy and biggest hug to the victim’s family, I don’t even know what to say …

  • sad teacher

    For the teachers who were just trying to do their jobs and lost their lives, for the kids who survived but will never be the same my heart goes out to you. Im a teacher and just dont know what i would have done if this happened in my school.

  • B

    My heart goes out to the children whose lives were cut short in such a tragedy. No child should die before their parents. I am crying for the innocent sweet lives which were stolen.

  • ashley79

    Why don’t you have the kids faces blurred? Those kids are VICTIMS! They don’t need their faces plastered all over the internet.

    • CarlaKah

      I AGREE

  • Yay!

    I’m completely shocked and angered. The more I think about it, I can’t help but wonder if these types of mass shootings are a downside to social media. Too many young people spending too much time online looking at what others are doing, fantasizing, envying, hatin, trying to be seen, heard. It’s not insanity that that killer was feeling; it was an evil need for validation. May he burn in the afterlife.

  • BEAUTYEIGHTYFIVE

    M Isee the police always want to profile black men, but they really need to start profiling white men, because some of them seem to have a lot of mental issues! Muslims are profiled for terrorism and white men need to be profiled for molestation and massacres! I’M JUST SAYING THOUGH!!!!!!

  • UmmYeahOk

    And the first thing these card carrying NRA folks will holler is their “right to bear arms”. Damn it, people have a right to LIVE!

  • MLS2698

    People need to stop catering to their kids; especially this time of year with overspending and senseless buying of pure crap to keep them occupied. When they get older, and you say no to them, this is what they do when they can’t have their way!

  • MLS2698

    People need to stop catering to their kids; especially this time of year with overspending and senseless buying of pure crap to keep them occupied. When they get older, and you say no to them, this is what they do when they can’t have their way!

    • Vile

      The fact that you’re seriously attributing parents giving christmas presents to their kids to someone going to murdering over 20 people makes you look incredibly unintelligent, vulgar, and ignorant. Please step away from your computer.

      • L-Boogie

        Totally agree. What does that have to do with the subject at hand.

        • MLS2698

          It’s about latent manifestations of anger and control; to the point of hurting others aside from the actual individual you really hate…..THE CHILDREN! She loved working with children, so he hurt them too!

          • SheBe

            Ok now that makes sense! Next time say THAT or just elaborate! Lol! I was so lost! I get it. It’s almost a like they reverse psychology on themselves. Like you said, (If I harm the things/people this person loves I have hurt them on the highest level.) A grandiose sense of self.

            • MLS2698

              Yes.

      • SheBe

        Thank you!

      • MLS2698

        Please take at least one psychology class. Thank You

    • Vile

      The fact that you’re seriously attributing parents giving christmas presents to their kids to someone going to murdering over 20 people makes you look incredibly unintelligent, vulgar, and ignorant. Please step away from your computer.

    • SheBe

      So this is what a 20+ year old man does when his mama tells him “no baby you can’t have that.”? He goes to her job and kills people and children because he couldnt have the latest World of Warcraft?GTFOH! Are you serious?

      • MLS2698

        And you don’t think a 20-something person will do things to control their parents? This guy just did………

      • MLS2698

        No. ” Call Of Duty!”

        • SheBe

          WAIT! I was going to put that game but decided against it… Lol! I PLAY CALL OF DUTY!!!!

          • MLS2698

            Do you think this game affects you emotionally in any way?

            • SheBe

              Absolutely not! It’s a GAME…. Not reality.

              • MLS2698

                But some parents let their kids play it. As an adult, you know the difference. And how does simulating death equal being a game?

    • JaneDoe

      I said to my coworker this is a case of a 20 plus yr old who has prob never heard the word no until now. Children like him don’t know how to deal with not getting their way and this is a result. Its not about the gifts but disciplining children

      • moemiel

        ok lemme get this str8. an adult kills his parent, and 18 other children and all u think this boils down to is having someone refuse him an xmas gift ? firing almost 100 rounds, having 4 guns on his person and he is still mad over xmas gift…its a good thing u picked jane doe as ur name bc really u just embarrassed urself and should hang ur head in shame

  • Native_Noir

    Can’t stop crying looking at these families faces on tv and watching my President wipe away tears as he addresses us. My heart goes out to EVERYONE harmed but KIDS ARE OFF LIMITS!!!! I am passionate about kids not being harmed in ANY way. These parents that have to plan funerals instead of watching their babies open gifts on Christmas…I want to be a Mother so bad and I hurt for them. Hold your babies tight yall, let them know how much you love them.

  • Native_Noir

    Can’t stop crying looking at these families faces on tv and watching my President wipe away tears as he addresses us. My heart goes out to EVERYONE harmed but KIDS ARE OFF LIMITS!!!! I am passionate about kids not being harmed in ANY way. These parents that have to plan funerals instead of watching their babies open gifts on Christmas…I want to be a Mother so bad and I hurt for them. Hold your babies tight yall, let them know how much you love them.

  • Tamz

    Things like this scare me, I have a preschooler. Could have happened anywhere. Prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this senseless tragedy.

  • Tamz

    Things like this scare me, I have a preschooler. Could have happened anywhere. Prayers and condolences to everyone affected by this senseless tragedy.

  • IllyPhilly

    I got chills, especiallly seeing the kids just crying. WTF goes through these people’s heads. This is actually cool to people, they feel immortalized being sick and demented.

    • Kellz

      Illy if I could beat his behind with a steel bat I would… Its disgusting

      • B

        I would bring him back to life and kill him a second time.

  • IllyPhilly

    I got chills, especiallly seeing the kids just crying. WTF goes through these people’s heads. This is actually cool to people, they feel immortalized being sick and demented.

  • TRUTH IS

    Times like these I look up and seek God even more!!

    • Kaori

      How can you seek ‘God’ when it allows for things like this to happen?

  • TRUTH IS

    Times like these I look up and seek God even more!!

  • ANTMilf

    I’m a mother of a kindergartener in an elementary school and just came and got her from there a minute ago and gave her a big hug because the news of this senseless violence hits hard when you’re a parent. My condolences goes out to the family of the victims, may they RIP.

  • ANTMilf

    I’m a mother of a kindergartener in an elementary school and just came and got her from there a minute ago and gave her a big hug because the news of this senseless violence hits hard when you’re a parent. My condolences goes out to the family of the victims, may they RIP.

  • SheBe

    Senseless! I have been watching this all day. I don’t understand. If you are not going to get help with your issues and want to kill yourself just take your own life! Don’t take innocent people ESPECIALLY innocent children down with you!

  • http://twitter.com/candeegurl Ms. Fox

    he killed his mom who was a teacher there. Also reports showing his dad may have been killed in his home.

  • Kelendria

    A Black man kills, he’s a menace to society. A Foreign man kills, he’s a terrorist. But a White man kills, and he’s psychologically unstable. This world we live in.

    Children innocent lives, what have they done to you? nothing…in times like this its great to know i serve a mighty God..We need to pray for this country most importantly pray for protection for your families each and every day…dont take it for granted. Ask for God to send his angels to protect your family day in and day out.

    • http://twitter.com/ChristiKennedy Christina K

      You nailed it.

    • http://twitter.com/ChristiKennedy Christina K

      You nailed it.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TIEQJ53Q24PECXKXC6M7RX3CIM Ms.Tighteyes

      I agree to an extent BUT they arent treating the white man like he’s still a hero people HATE him even if he has a “mental issue” STOP Bringin Race in this…R.I.P To all those Innocent Kids

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/TIEQJ53Q24PECXKXC6M7RX3CIM Ms.Tighteyes

      I agree to an extent BUT they arent treating the white man like he’s still a hero people HATE him even if he has a “mental issue” STOP Bringin Race in this…R.I.P To all those Innocent Kids

    • JaneDoe

      Girl.. When they found the bodies of those two lil girls last week I got down on my knees and prayed for all the precious lil babies that are loosing their lives and their families. I said God I just don’t know how you feel considering your love for babes. Not knowing that another mascre will occur the following week. We need to really pray for this nation. Its sickening. Especially for the children. I guess the only consolation is the fact that they are in a better place

      • Kaori

        ‘God’ doesn’t feel anything because it does not exist.

    • niceman

      100% Agree. The news already making excuses for this P-O-S. He must had some type of psychological problem BS this just don’t happen in this type of community.If that was a brother he would be criminalize to fullest just like guy who push the Asian dude on the track in NYC. This P-O-S killing innocent children what monster to fullest degree.

    • Anna Muss

      Why are the shooters most always white men? This is crazy. The man
      walked into a school wearing all black and a military vest but no one
      questions him. On the other hand there is Trayvon Martin who wears a
      hoodie and is profiled and shot. White people think that violence is
      only in the communities of other races. They quickly clutch their purses
      when they see a black man but think a white male wearing all black
      “gothic style clothes is just expressing themselves. White people need to wake up and realize that they have a problem and its not mental illness.

      • Kaori

        Maybe no one had time to question him because he had already began shooting the place up.

    • Kaori

      Why didn’t your ‘mighty God’ stop these kids and women from being murdered?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536872959 Aaron T. Starks

      It only took TWO replies for the typical childish person to inject race into this tragedy? I mean I KNEW it would happen but the SECOND REPLY?

  • http://twitter.com/ChristiKennedy Christina K

    Oh my god, no…