As bad as all of these shootings are, the notion of inflicting death and mayhem in a school is not new. In 1927, a former school board member set off bombs in a Michigan school, killing 45.
Teacher Leading Kids to SafetyToday's events are shocking and disheartening, and come on the heels of a mall shooting this week in Portland OR, and the theater shootings earlier this year in Aurora , CO.
Updated reports say the shooter was a 24 year old Ryan Lanza, and that the shooter's parents were also killed in separate incidents in NJ and CT. There is a report of a missing girlfriend. There was confusion over names with a 20 year old brother named Adam, who may be in custody, or according to some reports may himself be dead in New Jersey. There have been several conflicting reports.
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