George Hiotis

School Shooting in Connecticut 27 Dead

by George Hiotis on December 14, 2012 at 4:20 am

An official with knowledge of a shooting at a Connecticut Elementary school says 27 people are dead including 20 children. 

Ambulances surrounded Sandy Hook Elementary School in Western Connecticut and parents were running toward the building as a helicopter flew overhead. 

The Superintendent’s office says the district has locked down schools.

State Police say Newtown Police called them about 9:40 a.m. Friday about the shooting reports.

NBC News is reporting a 20-year-old shooter is dead at the scene.