By Elizabeth C.
HERE’S A LIVE FEED FROM A CONNECTICUT NBC STATION IN REPORTING ON THE HORRIFYING SHOOTING AT THE Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. this morning.
Details are still emerging but so far reports indicate that the shooter, identified moments ago as 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, is dead inside the building, along with another 26 victims, including as many as 18 children.
Early news reports claimed that Lanza’s mother was a kindergarten teacher at the elementary school but that too is now being disputed.
UPDATE: A FORMER SCHOOL BOARD OFFICIAL IN NEWTON TOLD THE WALL STREET JOURNAL THAT NANCY LANZA HAD NO CONNECTION TO THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
“No one has heard of her,” Lillian Bittman, who served on the local school board until 2011, commented to the paper. “Teachers don’t know her.”
“It was a massacre. I guess there’s no other word, no other way to put it,” an unidentified NBC anchor said moments ago.
The attack is the second-deadliest mass shooting at a U.S. school, according to published reports.
More than 460 k-through fourth grade students attended the elementary school located 60 northeast of New York City. Television reporters say that several first responders broke down at the horrifying scene with so many children dead.