MULTIPLE INJURIES AND CASUALTIES REPORTED IN KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOM
by Sharon Rondeau
Reports of a second shooter are unconfirmed by news crews reporting from Hartford and New York. Fox News has reported that victims include children, and the mayor of Danbury, CT, a nearby city, confirmed that three people were taken to Danbury Hospital. At least one other victim was transported to Bridgeport Hospital.
As of 12:28 p.m. EST, a press conference is expected at 1:00 p.m. Gov. Dannel Malloy is said to be en route to Newtown, which is a quiet New England borough located in Fairfield County, nearest of all Connecticut counties to New York City. It was established as a town in 1711. Newtown is situated southwest of Southbury and northeast of Monroe.
Connecticut has a total of 169 towns and does not utilize county government.
Federal officials are reported to be assisting in the aftermath and investigation. At 12:46 p.m., Jon Scott of the Fox News Channel reported that five children are dead.
Update, 1:04 p.m.: The Fox News Channel reported that the U.S. Department of Justice has reported that 26 people have been killed, including 18 children. The gunman has now been identified.
The Connecticut school killings have been placed on the Presidential Prayer Team website.