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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:48 PM

*** CT School Shooting Breaking News Thread ***

The mix of GD threads of 1 dead, 27 dead, nobody dead are confusing as heck, but understandable because they are posted at different times and referencing different media sources.

So if you have an up to date datum this is a good place to post it.

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cthulu2016 Dec 2012 OP
hedgehog Dec 2012 #1
HappyMe Dec 2012 #2
DoBotherMe Dec 2012 #3
Klukie Dec 2012 #4
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #5
sufrommich Dec 2012 #10
dipsydoodle Dec 2012 #6
kath Dec 2012 #19
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #7
Motown_Johnny Dec 2012 #8
cthulu2016 Dec 2012 #9
FarCenter Dec 2012 #11
FarCenter Dec 2012 #21
FarCenter Dec 2012 #37
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #12
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2012 #16
deutsey Dec 2012 #17
tk2kewl Dec 2012 #18
DoBotherMe Dec 2012 #13
DoBotherMe Dec 2012 #14
deutsey Dec 2012 #15
Motown_Johnny Dec 2012 #23
Motown_Johnny Dec 2012 #20
deutsey Dec 2012 #25
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #22
MANative Dec 2012 #24
deutsey Dec 2012 #29
OneGrassRoot Dec 2012 #34
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #26
MANative Dec 2012 #32
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #38
Tsiyu Dec 2012 #35
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #41
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #44
cthulu2016 Dec 2012 #27
Buns_of_Fire Dec 2012 #28
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #42
Frustratedlady Dec 2012 #30
barbtries Dec 2012 #31
lapfog_1 Dec 2012 #33
WhoIsNumberNone Dec 2012 #46
deutsey Dec 2012 #36
deutsey Dec 2012 #39
cthulu2016 Dec 2012 #40
deutsey Dec 2012 #43
deutsey Dec 2012 #45
maryellen99 Dec 2012 #47
cthulu2016 Dec 2012 #49
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #48
deutsey Dec 2012 #50
ChisolmTrailDem Dec 2012 #54
FarCenter Dec 2012 #55
MANative Dec 2012 #51
Buns_of_Fire Dec 2012 #52
cthulu2016 Dec 2012 #53

Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:50 PM

1. kick

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:50 PM

2. ABC NY confirmed 20 deaths, just now.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:50 PM

3. kick

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:53 PM

10. CNN Breaking News says at least 20 dead. nt

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:52 PM

6. Local news on the subject is likely to be the most accurate

as opposed to national news.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:52 PM

7. The president has been notified

per NECN.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:53 PM

8. News Conference at 1:00 Eastern. I think we will get answers then

and all these unconfirmed reports aren't doing anyone any good.


Right now all I can do is hope that they are wrong.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:53 PM

9. MSNBC - over 20 "shooting victims" (not nessecarily fatalities, but shot)

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:54 PM

11. 27 dead, including 18 children according to CBS Channel 2 in New York

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/live-video/

CBS reporting shooter was young man in 20's from New Jersey.

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:03 PM

21. shooter was young man in 20's from New Jersey. SWAT at his father's house. He argued with principal.

According to CBS News, the gunman, who is believed to be 18 to 20 years old, got into an argument with people at the front office at about 9:41 a.m. People have to be buzzed in before entering the school and there is a camera to view whoever is entering the building.


http://www.wfsb.com/story/20345707/cbs-27-people-dead-in-newtown-school-shooting

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Response to FarCenter (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:14 PM

37. Police have taken a person into custody.

Not clear where or who.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:55 PM

12. Associated Press: 27 dead, 18 children

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:58 PM

16. WTF?

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:59 PM

17. It just keeps getting worse and worse...

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:00 PM

18. that had better fucking be wrong

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:55 PM

13. kick

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:56 PM

14. kick

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:57 PM

15. Assailant is dead apparently

20 year old male from New Jersey, according to what I just heard on CBS.

SWAT teams at his dad's house? WTF?

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Response to deutsey (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:04 PM

23. some of these nuts booby-trap their apartments

where ever he was living needs to be checked out.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:02 PM

20. 17 Children and 7 Adults is the latest death tole, unconfirmed

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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:06 PM

25. CBS says 27 deaths, 18 of them children

I hope these numbers are wrong.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:03 PM

22. Eyewitness report per NECN (brace yourself)

Eyewitness report: there was an announcement happening over the intercom. Over the intercom, there was then a scream, and then gunfire. The kids were told to close their eyes when they were led out of the school so they would not see what was in the hallway.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:04 PM

24. Another horrifying event too close to home...

I'm 5 miles from that school and less than a mile from the Danbury Hospital. Watching all my local news stations, saying at least 18 children dead, and 9 adults. Shooter is dead. Local news saying that eyewitnesses claim "over 100" shots fired. I can't stop crying and I think I'm going to throw up. I know dozens of people from Newtown.

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Response to MANative (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:06 PM

29. Prayers to you and your community

I'm feeling the same way as you...

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Response to MANative (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:13 PM

34. My thoughts are with you and your community as well...



I'm crying and nauseated, too, and I'm not anywhere near you.

I am so damn sorry this has happened.



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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:10 PM

32. NBC now has Special Report airing n/t

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:13 PM

35. No TV here but NPR is useless as usual

They'd rather have that chirpy twit on Here and Now make us all feel happy and perky.

Her childish voice grates on my nerves.

They did have a BBC news piece on the shooting at the top of the hour, but they'd rather discuss some woman's cost/benefit analysis of having a baby while other people's babies are dead.

Our US media SUCK.


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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:06 PM

27. Federal officials: 26 dead

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:06 PM

28. MSNBC: 26 dead, 18 children & 8 adults nt

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Response to Buns_of_Fire (Reply #28)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:30 PM

42. Oh my God! That's a shock. Looked awhile like it was going

to be three injured.

The new numbers are a shock. Those poor kids and that community. My word.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:09 PM

31. MSNBC headline keeps changing

"at least 26 dead" is current to my knowledge.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:11 PM

33. waiting for the thread

"if only those 5 year olds had handguns... they could have stopped this"

need I add

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:14 PM

36. Second person is in custody according to CBS

No other information about this person.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #36)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:23 PM

39. Wearing camoflage pants, black jacket, according to witness

Told parents he did not do it as police led him away in cuffs.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #36)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:25 PM

40. There is often a second suspect for the first few hours

A LOT of people have something suspicious about them (like carrying a gun) and whenever police start checking out everybody there will be some fishy-seeming people.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:41 PM

43. Press conference starting

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:02 PM

45. Body found at the shooter's house

per CBS

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:13 PM

49. His parent, sounds like

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:13 PM

48. Breaking: One of shooter's parents found dead in NJ home. eom

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #48)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:23 PM

50. His mother was also teacher at the school...CBS reporting

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Response to deutsey (Reply #50)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:54 PM

54. BREAKING: Yet another adult family member found dead in Newtown, CT, home. eom

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Response to ChisolmTrailDem (Reply #54)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 03:20 PM

55. A Nancy J Lanza is listed at 36 Yognanda Street

Since the shooter live on Yognanda Street, this is most likely his mother, the kindergarten teacher.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:42 PM

51. Local News: 24-yr old Ryan Lanza killed his father in Hoboken, (This is HORRIFYING)

then went to the school, where he killed people in the office, then went to his mother's Kindergarten classroom and opened fire. It gets worse with every detail.

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Response to MANative (Reply #51)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:50 PM

52. Reported that most of the shootings were in that classroom.

His mother being one of the dead.

A kindergarten class.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 02:51 PM

53. It was an entire Kindergarten Class

Mom was a Kindergarten teacher.

Shooter killed dad at home, then drove to Mom's school. Killed some people in the school office, then went to Mom's classroom where he shot everyone. 18 students dead. 3 in hospital.

7 adults killed including mom and dad, but unclear whether that includes the shooter, who is also dead.


A uniquely community scarring crime. Many of the parents of the victims will know each other. There will be a street with at least two victims, etc..

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