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27 dead, 18 of them children, in Conn. school shooting
 
Police patrol the streets outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
Police patrol the streets outside Sandy Hook Elementary School after a deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
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According to the Associated Press, 27 people, including 18 children, have been killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. Many of the shootings took place in a kindergarten classroom. The person who is believed to be the shooter is reportedly dead. Around noon, the triage area outside of the school was broken down and a SWAT team left the building. School and local emergency officials are accounting for the surviving children, who will be released to their parents to get them home. An entire classroom is reportedly still unaccounted for.


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