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28 Dead, Including 20 Children, After Shooting Rampage At Sandy Hook School In Newtown
http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/hc-police-responding-to-incident-in-newtown-20121214,0,3969911.story ^ | 12/14/12

Posted on 12/14/2012 7:46:45 AM PST by marthemaria

Edited on 12/14/2012 9:12:15 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

State police are responding to a report of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dickinson Drive, school officials said.

Police are reporting a number of injured parties. The nature of their injuries is not clear.

There are unconfirmed reports of two shooters one dead, one still at large.


(Excerpt) Read more at courant.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Connecticut
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1 posted on 12/14/2012 7:46:47 AM PST by marthemaria
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To: marthemaria

This is in Connecticut


2 posted on 12/14/2012 7:50:29 AM PST by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: marthemaria

Prayers for students, staff & responders.


3 posted on 12/14/2012 7:51:13 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control. It's about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: marthemaria

Prayers for those involved.

One of my friends just posted something about this on Face Book offering prayers for victims and “Hoping hoping all are ok and someone takes guns off the streets!!”

Needless t say, for the sake of a 35 year friendship - I am not responding to her posting.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 7:51:38 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: marthemaria

Thanks for posting. BTTT!


5 posted on 12/14/2012 7:52:21 AM PST by PGalt
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To: marthemaria

Prayers up.

If a shooter is dead, I’ll bet a gun was used to stop him.


6 posted on 12/14/2012 7:52:40 AM PST by Larry Lucido
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To: Gabz

You should just agree with her saying criminals should not have guns.


7 posted on 12/14/2012 7:54:39 AM PST by WakeUpAndVote
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To: Larry Lucido
If a shooter is dead, I’ll bet a gun was used to stop him.

Possibly his own. If it was a workplace issue, or a personal/domestic issue, often the shooter will commit suicide. In fact, this would be a high probability guess, since (thank the Lord) there hasn't been a report of kids harmed.

8 posted on 12/14/2012 7:57:01 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: WakeUpAndVote

I understand your point, but it would do no good and I would just get aggravated.......which is a total waste of energy.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 7:59:30 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: marthemaria

Channel 3 WFSB live stream
http://www.wfsb.com/category/216668/wfsb-eyewitness-news-livestream-1

NBC-CT live stream
http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/State-Police-Responding-to-Shooting-at-School-Police—183498401.html


10 posted on 12/14/2012 8:01:46 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: marthemaria

Listen to scanner here: Fairfield County Police, Fire, and EMS Live Audio Feed http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=9921

Just heard “No first hand reports of IEDs.....”


11 posted on 12/14/2012 8:02:27 AM PST by Perseverando (Gun control? It's really not about gun control. It's about PEOPLE CONTROL!)
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To: marthemaria

The more of this there is, the more of this there will be.

Obviously, this stuff is news, but sometimes I wish it was downplayed, so as not to stir up the other nuts.


12 posted on 12/14/2012 8:05:14 AM PST by cookcounty
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To: marthemaria

OK, I’ll say it, at the risk of alienating our libertarian friends. This is a result of moral decay. TV, music, movies, internet, God removed from schools, all of it. We’ve always had guns, we’ve always had periods of economic turmoil, we’ve always had disputes. But we haven’t always had massacres on a regular basis ...


13 posted on 12/14/2012 8:08:53 AM PST by dinoparty
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To: marthemaria

Channel 3 reporter says that at least 1 person was shot in the foot and has been transported to hospital.

They have no other reports of person(s) being shot, but say that other ambulance services have been responding and may or may not have taken anyone from the scene.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 8:09:19 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Perseverando

Newtown, CT radio feed
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=7623


15 posted on 12/14/2012 8:09:56 AM PST by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: marthemaria

State Police and FBI on scene.

They sure got there fast. Why FBI, I wonder.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 8:11:47 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: marthemaria

I don’t fear hijacked airplanes or dirty bombs.

As a parent, a Beslan scenario is what terrorizes me.

Teachers should be armed.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 8:12:33 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: marthemaria

Newtown?
Isn’t this one of the places that had issues with the citizenry harrassing the volunteer power workers trying to restore their power after Sandy?


18 posted on 12/14/2012 8:13:14 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: marthemaria; All

Note to all the Gun Control Fascists:

Schools are almost always “gun free zones”....they have strict rules against guns

For the sake of the children, please, Gun Control Fascists, don’t resort to Gun Control proselytizing. It did not work, here

I had to say before the GCFs go wild

Hope all the children are OK


19 posted on 12/14/2012 8:13:16 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (Seems that the ones who understand little about the economy are economists)
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To: marthemaria

Per NBC: Principal shot and killed.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 8:19:13 AM PST by TSgt (...voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury.)
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To: marthemaria
Channel 3 reporter says local newspaper [Newtown Bee] says there are 'several' injuries.

Newtown Bee is reporting that a police officer carried one child, apparently seriously wounded, from the school.

21 posted on 12/14/2012 8:20:05 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: marthemaria; All

As a CT FRper, a prayer need.


22 posted on 12/14/2012 8:23:47 AM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: libertarian27

wow..number of listeners 2709


23 posted on 12/14/2012 8:26:19 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: marthemaria

PRINCIPAL SHOT, DEAD ACCORDING TO CHILDREN WITNESS
2 KIDS WOUNDED

TV 4 OUT OF NEW YORK CITY HAS LIVE STREAM


24 posted on 12/14/2012 8:28:23 AM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: marthemaria

NBC-CT reports that the school principal is confirmed dead. Per one student, he/she saw some other students injured (shot?). Police are acting as if they are still looking for an active shooter.

Schools in Monroe (adjoining town/city) are on lockdown because of this incident.

One person — the shooter — is dead, per WNBC.


25 posted on 12/14/2012 8:28:47 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: marthemaria

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Shooting-Reported-at-Connecticut-School-183501531.html


26 posted on 12/14/2012 8:31:58 AM PST by RaceBannon (When Chuck Norris goes to bed, he checks under it for Clint Eastwood!)
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To: marthemaria

Here we go again (somewhere holder is smiling)

Prayers up


27 posted on 12/14/2012 8:32:51 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: marthemaria

NBC-CT reports that 3 have been taken to area hospitals. No additional information on severity of their wounds or ages (students? teachers?).

Prinicpal may have been the target.

==

[Disgruntled parent or domestic situation?]


28 posted on 12/14/2012 8:33:39 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TSgt

Principal Dawn Hochsprung


29 posted on 12/14/2012 8:35:32 AM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters doubled down on the first affirmative action president.)
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To: marthemaria

NBC-CT is reporting that NBC is reporting:

shooter dead
shooter was an adult
2 handguns recovered from scene


30 posted on 12/14/2012 8:37:29 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Does that mean that the principal was the shooter?


31 posted on 12/14/2012 8:39:01 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: TomGuy

Sunday night football will need a longer halftime so Bobby C can go on another rant.


32 posted on 12/14/2012 8:41:02 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: NEMDF
Does that mean that the principal was the shooter?

No. Apparently, the principal (female) was targeted.

Newsies don't seem to be on the same page. Some are saying 'the shooter is dead' and others are saying 'the principal was killed.' Then they say only one person has been killed.


33 posted on 12/14/2012 8:42:37 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: marthemaria
Lived in CT for a number of years, just a few miles from the Newtown area. Newtown is family oriented and a great place to raise kids, tragic when an incident like this happens in your community ... it takes a long time to recover.
34 posted on 12/14/2012 8:43:00 AM PST by BluH2o
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To: TheDon

“Ms Hochsprung, who has two daughters and three stepdaughters, said she has been impressed with what she has seen at Sandy Hook School so far.”


35 posted on 12/14/2012 8:44:31 AM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters doubled down on the first affirmative action president.)
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To: marthemaria

NBC-CT interviewed one student earlier. The female student said she heard 7 ‘booms’ before the gym teacher had students huddle in the corner. Student said she heard additional ‘booms’ but didn’t not say how many, while they were huddling.


36 posted on 12/14/2012 8:45:27 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Gabz

Gabby, you need to block her. It’s the only thing they understand. I’ve blocked and deleted dozens of people, family included, on FB. It’s all they deserve.


37 posted on 12/14/2012 8:46:01 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: TheDon

http://newtownbee.com/Features/2010-06-24__12-24-06/New+Principals+Prepare+For+First+Days+In+The+District

Story on the principal.


38 posted on 12/14/2012 8:46:07 AM PST by fudimo
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It is time to eliminate the ban on weapons at schools, and openly allow trained CCW folks to carry while dropping off and picking up their kids.

I am so damn sick of this!


39 posted on 12/14/2012 8:48:05 AM PST by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: Old Sarge

As long as she doesn’t post any anti gun crap on my page - I don’t care what she posts on her own page.


40 posted on 12/14/2012 8:49:40 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: fudimo

Christopher Hochsprung, left, is a Sandy Hook resident who will be replacing departing Middle Gate Elementary School Principal Judith Liestman as of July 1, and Dawn Hochsprung, right, is a Waterbury resident who will be replacing retiring Sandy Hook Elementary School Principal Donna Pagé on the same day. —Bee Photo, Hallabeck

41 posted on 12/14/2012 8:50:16 AM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters doubled down on the first affirmative action president.)
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To: Gabz

I remember once at work during lunch someone was talking bad about guns.. I said “We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for guns”, thinking I made a pro-American ‘feel good’ statement.. Well, I guess the 4 or 5 Mexican-Americans nearby felt a bit differently about my comment. LOL


42 posted on 12/14/2012 8:50:48 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: TheDon

Just an FYI - The quote for this Picture is INACCURATE. The man, according to the article is Christopher Geissler, NOT Hochsprung. For some reason, this quote mis-attributed.


43 posted on 12/14/2012 8:52:23 AM PST by Solson (The Voters stole the election! And the establishment wants it back.)
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To: marthemaria
No one at this school was armed? No self defense? Everyone there was an unarmed sitting duck?
Why aren't the schools prepared for this type of event? The world is full of nutcases. Divorces and custody battles are a regular thing these days, and the objects of the disputes - the ex's or the children, are at the school.

This isn't a gun problem. This is a cultural problem - the breakdown of a sane and moral society.

44 posted on 12/14/2012 8:54:11 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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NBC-CT reports that 3 injuried were taken to Danville(?) Hospital. Hospital will have a presser within an hour.


45 posted on 12/14/2012 8:57:49 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

LOL is right!

I remember a Vestry meeting shortly after the concealed carry laws were changed here adding churches to permissible places to carry. Well, the Pastor decided to bring up the subject because the Parish itself can still prohibit. One of the senior members just looked at the Pastor and said “You don’t want to go there.” When she asked why he just said, Trust me, you don’t need to know. Subject has never come up again.


46 posted on 12/14/2012 8:57:49 AM PST by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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Sandy Hook Elementary (K-4) School Newtown CT

Principal Dawn Hochsprung (Since 2010)
was "allegedly" shot and killed

2 handguns recovered
one is "allegedly" a GLOCK

Shooter was "allegedly" shot and is dead







47 posted on 12/14/2012 8:58:53 AM PST by devolve ( ---- ---- ---- -CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER_CHEESEBURGER- ---- ---- ---- ---- John Belushi ---- ----)
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To: concerned about politics

ch 3 stream says shooter dead—gunman had 2 guns

students told by firefighters to cover their eyes as they run past the office

press conf at 1 pm


48 posted on 12/14/2012 8:59:13 AM PST by raccoonradio
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To: marthemaria

NBC-CT on-scene reporter said that some witnesses said shooter wore a mask.


49 posted on 12/14/2012 9:00:19 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: raccoonradio

ch 3 did not mention that report of principal dead they are only saying shooter as of now

police had someone in camouflage nr nearby woods, saying it wasn’t me, it wasn’t me


50 posted on 12/14/2012 9:01:37 AM PST by raccoonradio
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