Anorak | Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre: photos, reactions and Ryan and Adam Lanza

Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre: photos, reactions and Ryan and Adam Lanza

by | 14th, December 2012

AT the Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Connecticut 27 28 people have been murdered 18 22 of which are children. The school teaches children aged 5 to 10. The suspect is named by the HuffPo and others as Ryan Lanza . That’s wrong.

The  Post   is now reporting that the shooter was Adam Lanza, 20, and that his brother Ryan is not considered a suspect. Adam is dead. Ryan is being questioned by police.

His divorced mother, Nancy Jean Lanza, taught at the school. It is thought Adam Lanza killed her at her home before heading to the school.

He murdered with this gun. 

@HuffPostMedia: CNN says the shooter is named Ryan Lanza

Lieutenant Paul Vance tells media: “The scene is secure, the situation is secure, we will notify you when we come back for a briefing as quickly as we can.”

The White House says today not the day to discuss gun control. They’re wrong. It is. The time is ripe.

davidfrum@davidfrum  Shooting at CT elementary school. Obviously, we need to lower the age limit for concealed carry so toddlers can defend themselves.


“On the tenth day of Christmas the @NRA gave to me, an elementary school slaughter,” tweeted ‏@tbogg.

CNN reports that one parent who was inside the school when the attack happened “heard what sounded like at least 100 rounds being fired.”

Parents get a letter :

Dear Members of our Sandy Hook Family,

Our district will be implementing a security system in all elementary schools as part of our ongoing efforts to ensure student safety. As usual, exterior doors will be locked during the day.  Every visitor will be required to ring the doorbell at the front entrance and the office staff will use a visual monitoring system to allow entry.  Visitors will still be required to report directly to the office and sign in.  If our office staff does not recognize you, you will be required to show identification with a picture id.  Please understand that with nearly 700 students and over 1000 parents representing 500 SHS families, most parents will be asked to show identification.

Doors will be locked at approximately 9:30 a.m.  Any student arriving after that time must be walked into the building and signed in at the office.  Before that time our regular drop-off procedures will be in place. I encourage all parents to have their children come to school and return home on the bus and to remain in school for the entire school day. The beginning and ending of our school day are also important instructional times and therefore we want all our students to reap the benefits of full participation in our program.
We need your help and cooperation for our system to work effectively.  Our office staff is handling multiple tasks.  Though they will work diligently to help you into the building as quickly as possible, there may be a short delay until someone can view you on the handset and allow you to come in electronically.  There are times during the day when office personnel are on the telephone, addressing student concerns, or in the copy room; there are other times when only one person is in the front office.  Please help our staff by identifying yourself and provide your child’s name. 
Keep in mind we will be following our district guidelines which may need revision once we test the system. 
Please know

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