Tragedy strikes elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. It is suspected that a father of one of the students at the school went on a shooting rampage and shot 17 children and 9 adults. Though the numbers aren’t clear, what is clear is that this dad went off his rocker. Apparently, he was in the principals office having a meeting, when he fired multiple shots into his first victim. If teachers and secretaries were allowed or even required to carry at this school, it would have guaranteed this shooter could have been contained in that instant and the fatalities would not have been so great.
CBS – A shooting at a Connecticut elementary school Friday left several children and the gunman dead, law enforcement sources tell CBS News. At least one teacher was wounded in the shooting that sent frightened pupils into the parking lot.
It is unclear if there was more than one gunman at the school.
Law enforcement sources told CBS News senior correspondent John Miller that preliminary and unconfirmed information indicates that the shooter was the father of a student.
The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.
It wasn’t clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. CBS Hartford affiliate WFSB-TV reports around 600 students attend the school.
Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance described the situation to CBS New York station WCBS-AM as a “very serious school shooting.”
A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.
Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and…