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Connecticut Reels From Horrific School Shooting

Twenty-seven dead, 18 of them children, Associated Press reports, at elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

The man identified in media reports Friday as the shooter in the deadliest school shooting in American history has told friends that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime, Patch has learned.

A close friend of Ryan Lanza who would not be identified told Patch that he spoke to Lanza as Lanza made his way home from work to Hoboken. Lanza also took to his Facebook page to rail against CNN naming him as the suspect in the shooting in Newtown, Conn. 

“I’m on the bus home now, it wasn’t me,” Lanza wrote.

The Associated Press is reporting 27 people dead including 18 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

The shooter is believed to be a single adult and is now dead.

Keep up with the developments at the Newtown, Conn. Patch.

Patch has a variety of news stories about the shooting gathered in one place.

Chris Nicholson December 15, 2012 at 12:08 AM
There will always be crazy people who do insane an inexplicable things. I am a strong supporter on the Second Amendment, but I am troubled by the fact that the guns used in this crime were purchased by the mother for her underaged (need to be 21 to buy handgun in CT) and troubled son. In this case, she seems to have paid a high price for that error. Although a tricky line-drawing problem with slippery slope aspects, I wonder if we could implement a national database of troubled folks (their parents, teachers and care providers could anonymously flag people) and require a more extensive background check before letting them buy guns. Again, not really applicable here since the mother provided the guns.

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