Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

US: At least 27 killed in school shooting horror

18:04 14 December 2012

Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)

Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)

AT LEAST 27 people, including children, are reported to have died in a shooting attack at a primary school in the US state of Connecticut.

shares

The shooting took place at Sandy Hook School in Newtown.

The gunman is believed to have killed himself.

Two weapons have reportedly been recovered, and the state governor is on his way to the scene.

Schools across the district are on lock-down as a preventive measure, officials say.

Police arrived at the school soon after 9.40am local time (2.40pm GMT), with a full search of the site ongoing.

Meanwhile, the three people who have been taken to hospital are in “very serious condition”, Newtown Mayor Mark Boughton told CNN.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is on his way to the scene, according to his Twitter account.

As the situation began, police received a call reporting that a gunman was in the school’s main office.

One witness speaking to CNN said that shots were heard coming from the hall. There “must have been 100 rounds” fired, she told the channel.

shares

1 comment

  • The one thing Americans do with more enthusiasm than killing non-Americans is killing each other. What an appalling country!

    Report this comment

    beerlover

    Friday, December 14, 2012

Breaking news: Teenager dies in hospital

Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the death of a 14-year-old boy in Thurston.

More than 600 vehicles - cars, buses, military vehicles and motorcycles - taking part in the 46th annual Ipswich to Felixstowe Historic Vehicle Run. Christchurch Park. Left to right, Ross and Stuart Holman.

Hundreds of car owners took advantage of one of the first good days of the year to take part in Sunday’s historic vehicle run from Ipswich to Felixstowe.

Ipswich & District TUC are celebrating another May Day Festival in Alexandra Park on International Workers Day.

Perfect spring weather finally arrived in Ipswich for the town’s May Day festival which brought out the crowds to Alexandra Park on Sunday afternoon.

Kesgrave 5K Fun Run starting and ending at The Bell Inn.

It was a record-breaking turn out at the ninth annual Kesgrave 5k fun run.

Yum Yums Cookery School, a nonprofit community organisation which runs cookery classes at primary schools in Ipswich, has received funding worth £500. Children at Whitehouse Primary celebrating the news. Adults L-R Dawn Burrows, Charlotte Burrows, Ron Impey, Emma Youngman.

An after-school cookery class scheme is celebrating after receiving a vital funding boost.

34th annual Heritage Coast Run/Walk organised by the Rotary Club of Saxmundham and District
13 mile start

Runners travelled from as far as Scotland to take part in a “unique” challenge along the Suffolk coast.

Foxglove Gardens

There is a dip in Foxhall Road, a depression that is in geographical terms the start of the Mill River, writes John Norman, of the Ipswich Society.

Auschwitz Birkenau

The stories of the holocaust have been recounted in history lessons for decades but there is a difference between what we read in books and what we see for ourselves as 15 Suffolk pupils discovered on a visit to Auschwitz .

Should cyclists be allowed to go through red traffic lights when it is safe?

A cyclist rode through a red light and turned left while I was walking the dog this week, writes Andy Russell.

Firefighters from Essex and Suffolk tackled the fire at Ashen.

Firefighters from Suffolk and Essex spent much of Saturday night tackling a blaze in a 3,000-tonne stack of straw at Ashen, near Stoke by Clare.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24