“At least 26 people, including 18 children, were killed on Friday when at least one shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, CBS News reported, citing unnamed officials,” Reuters reports. CNN reports that the principal and school psychologist were among the dead. The Wall Street Journal says that there was a single shooter. An unidentified law enforcement source says the shooter had an unspecified relationship with the school. CNN reports his name as Ryan Lanza, and that his mother was a Kindergarten teacher at the school. Weapons involved are reported to be a Glock handgun and a 5.56 caliber rifle, probably an AR-15. At a press conference moments ago . . .
the outline of the events were discussed by the state police spokesperson. Apparently, just after 9:30 AM a 911 call came in reporting shots fired at the elementary school. Police immediately asked surrounding departments for aid.