Just days after the mall shooting in Oregon, there’s breaking news that there has been an incident at a school on the other side of the country. CNN is reporting (and BBC confirms) that one person (the shooter) is dead at a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School near Newtown, CT and three people have been rushed to a local hospital.
Latest reports indicate that the principal was the target of the attack, an adult was the shooter and two handguns were recovered at the scene. The most recent count lists eight adults and eighteen students dead in addition to the shooter.
Connecticut is a “may issue” permit state for concealed carry, but licenses are required to purchase handguns in the state. As with all schools, the elementary school in question is a “gun free zone.” More information as it becomes available.