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Lone Gunman Goes on Killing Spree at Elementary School in Connecticut

Initial reports indicate that at least 27 children and members of staff were killed in a school shooting Friday morning.

A mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., has left at least 18 children dead along with nine adults. The lone gunman is also reportedly dead.

Officials in Newtown say they're trying to reunite parents with their children, and tell Newtown Patch that no information being released about the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

One mother of an 8-year-old girl at the school, Brenda Lebinski, told Patch that her daughter is safe thanks to one teacher's decision to move all kids into a closet when a gunman had entered the building.

Read more on Newtown Patch, where the story continues to be updates are more information becomes available.

Could something like this ever happen here in Concord? How can schools, parents and the community make sure it doesn't? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Peaches December 14, 2012 at 07:38 PM
This is horrible. I am praying for all the families of the victims.
"The Black Panther of Poetry" December 14, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Terrible, Terrible.....Babies!!! Why babies.... Gun Control now!!!!
Emily Henry December 14, 2012 at 08:43 PM
Here's a comment from the Concord Patch Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ConcordCAPatch) about whether or not something like this could happen here: "It can happen anywhere. We need to be mindful of the dangers in today's society.Please thank your teachers for being in your children's life. They join us as parents in making a difference. We need to remember all those who interact with our families in our prayers."

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