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.
We can’t limit the crazy people in the world, but we can limit what they have access to.
If any other plague was leaving piles of dead bodies all over the country, including children, our country would figure it out. #FUCKGUNS
Approaching and interviewing children who have just experienced extreme trauma on national news should get you fired.
#PrayForNewtown – or, instead of sitting around with hands clasped, do something to amend gun laws and address mental illness. Whichever.
I don’t want to hear one idiotic word out of the NRA