School Shooting In Connecticut: Shooter Identified

    December 14, 2012
    Amanda Crum

The suspect in the Connecticut school shooting which took at least 20 lives has been identified as Ryan Lanza.

The death toll has not been confirmed, but CNN is reporting that it could be closer to 30 than 20, and many of those are elementary school children. Police say they have taken a second person of interest into custody after finding him in the wooded area behind the school but have not released details on that individual.

President Obama is expected to speak about the tragedy soon; for now, Twitter is ablaze with arguments regarding gun control and whether the children should be interviewed so soon after the shooting.

UPDATE: It is now being reported that the shooter was actually Adam Lanza, and that his brother, Ryan, has been taken in for questioning. Several news sites ran with the story that Ryan was the shooter and published a Facebook account for that name, but it looks like that was misinformation.