Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 22°C

min temp: 16°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

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.

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.

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

Crowds at the Ipswich Town FC open day ahead of the 2016/17 season

Ipswich Town fans hoping to go to the club’s open day today will need to plan their parking.

Tess carried a faulty BRCA2 gene, which greatly increases the risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.

The family of a 24-year-old woman from Ipswich who has died of cancer have paid tribute to her “strength” and “bravery” as she was determined to live life to the full despite the devastating diagnosis.

Mia and Toby Hambling with the Great Piggish Bake Off

They are more photographed than Kim Kardashian right now - and it is clear to see why.

Travellers encampment on Bramford Recreation Ground Ipswich.

Ipswich Borough Council today will start to clean up a playing field in Ipswich after a group of travellers left overnight.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

A woman used a pair of novelty Christmas slippers to set her ex-boyfriend’s front door alight after he rebuffed her attempt to rekindle their relationship, a court heard.

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service

Two men from Ipswich have been arrested after a car was stolen and then set alight on the A14 this morning.

Visitors to Otley Farm Open Day, July 1973

These days we tend to think of farming as a high-tech industry with the latest agricultural gadgets helping to keep costs down and improve productivity.

Suffolk Dog Day at Helmingham Hall.

Dog lovers will not want to miss this year’s Suffolk Dog Day at Helmingham Hall on Sunday (July 31) which celebrates our four-legged friends in all their various guises.

Inspector Julian Ditcham breath tests a motorist

A learner driver has had his provisional licence taken away after being caught drink-driving in a car he was not insurance to drive.

Summer Reading Challenge 2016

Looking for things to do with your children or grandchildren this summer? Our free magazine Kids’ Talk can help.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24