THUNDER BAY – Updated – A shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut has resulted in the deaths of at least 28 people, including 20 children were murdered by a cowardly shooter who later took his own life. The shooting is the second worst mass shooting in the history of the United States.
The shootings took place at Sandy Hook School in Newton Connecticut. The State’s Governor Dannel P. Malloy will be addressing the citizens at 6PM Eastern time.
“My wife, Susan, and I want to offer our condolences to the families and friends of the victims of today’s tragic shooting in Connecticut. As parents, we can imagine nothing more horrific than such a violent, senseless act committed against innocent children, stated the Governor. “On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, we want the families of all these victims to know they are in our thoughts and prayers and we share in their grief.”
Joe Samaha, President of Virginia Tech Victims Family Outreach Foundation, said, “The immediate concern we have is for those families in Newtown whose lives are now altered, forever. From our VTV experience, as families of the victims and survivors of the April 16, 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech, we know that their loss is incredible. Helping all to deal with the aftermath will take a lifetime of love and dedication.”
The classroom where the shooter’s mother worked as a kindergarten teacher was the scene of the majority of the casualties. The shooter’s mother was among those confirmed dead. The principal and school psychologist are also reported to be among the dead
Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance states that the public is no longer in danger.
Governor Dannel P. Malloy today ordered U.S. and Connecticut flags to half-staff in recognition of the victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut this morning.