Newtown, Connecticut Shady Hook Elementary Shooting is a Sad Day in The United States 18 children among the 27 killed in elementary school shooting
|Relatives react outside Sandy Hook Elementary School following a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012|
Multiple media outlets are reporting that the school’s principal and psychologist are among the dead. An early afternoon press conference has been scheduled to update the public.
|Young children wait outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, December 14, 2012|
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Both state and local police are still on the scene at Shady Hook and the superintendent has ordered all schools in the district, both public and private, to be placed on lockdown. Lt. J. Paul Vance of the state police department said that both on-duty and off-duty officers responded to the emergency.
Shady Hook, around 12 miles from the town of Danbury, CT, normally has around 600 students in grades kindergarten through four.
|At least 18 children among the 27 killed|
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Upon being appointed as principal of Sandy Hook in 2010, Dawn Hochsprung told the Newtown Bee, "I don't think you could find a more positive place to bring students to every day.”