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US School Shooting

December 15, 2012 by  

US School Shooting, The United States is in shock after a man murdered his mother at home before gunning down 20 children and six adults in a Connecticut school.

The heavily armed gunman, named as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, shot the children – aged between five and 10 years old – at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where his mother had worked as teacher.

Dawn Hochsprung, the head teacher at the school in Newtown, was among those killed in the shooting, which began at around 9:30am – just after school day started.

After storming through several classrooms, Lanza, who was wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying two handguns, turned one of the guns he was carrying on himself.

A police officer leads two women and a child from the school
An emotional US President Barack Obama wiped tears from his eyes as he told a stunned country: “Our hearts are broken today.”

Mr Obama hinted at possible gun law reform, declaring that the latest atrocity signals that the country should come together to take meaningful action, “regardless of the politics”.

The President also used his weekly address to express his sadness in the wake of the shooting.

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