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December 14, 2012

NEW PHOTOS | Terror at Connecticut school

A gunman opened fire around 9:30 a.m. at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut today, killing 27 people. Among them were 18 children.

While police have the school secured, new details are still being gathered as to the extent of the casualties and injuries and the identity of the 20-year-old shooter, who is dead.

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Trying to connect

A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Protecting pupils

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)

Reunited

A mother hugs her daughter following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Melanie Stengel)

The grounds

This aerial photo shows Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where authorities say a gunman opened fire inside the school in a shooting that left 27 people dead, including 20 children, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Frantic flight

A mother runs with her children as police above canvass homes in the area following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The response

State Police are on scene following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

A perimeter of emergency crews

Officials are on the scene outside of Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

An agonizing wait

A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Melanie Stengel)

The response

Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Preparing for danger

Students from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. are seen here practicing their yearly evacuation drill in October. Adam Lanza reportedly opened fire in the kindergarten class belonging to his mother, Nancy Lanza, on Friday morning, killing 27, 18 of whom were children.
 

The triage

This aerial photo shows a triage area set up at the Sandy Hook fire station in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Relief for some; tragedy for others

Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

A mother's relief

A woman hugs her daughter after being reunited at the Sandy Hook firehouse after a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Frank Becerra Jr.)

Holding on tightly

A mother hugs her daughter following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/The New Haven Register, Melanie Stengel)

A grieving nation

American flags surrounding the Washington Monument in Washington are lowered to half-staff in a mark of respect for the victims on the Connecticut elementary school shootings, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Waiting for Mom and Dad

School children wait for their parents at the Sandy Hook firehouse following a mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012. (AP Photo/The Journal News, Frank Becerra Jr.)

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