Police in Newtown, Connecticut, are reporting multiple injuries after shots were fired at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Please scroll down for the latest updates.

Twitter users are scrambling to find information about friends and loved ones.

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Photojournalist Kevin Wiles is listening to radio traffic and tweeting reports on the situation.

More from the scene of the shooting:

Parents are being asked to stay away from the school until further notice.

There are unconfirmed reports that two shooters are involved.

A teacher may be among the shooting victims.

SWAT teams are reportedly preparing to go in, suggesting that one or more shooters are still in the school building.

Per the state police, one shooter is dead.

Terrified parents are gathering at the scene.

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State Police have scheduled a presser for 1 p.m. ET.

The full extent of the injuries is still unknown, but multiple people have been taken to the hospital and there are reports that in addition to the shooter, at least one person is dead.

Reports suggest it is no longer an active shooting scene.

Connecticut Gov. Malloy is aware of the situation, but isn’t providing additional details at this time.

Evacuated students are finally being reunited with their parents. One says his teacher was shot.

There are reports that the principal is dead.

Police confirm that two gunmen were involved.

One classroom has not been evacuated yet.

Children are reportedly among the victims. One child is reportedly dead.

School districts in other local towns are also on lockdown.

Two handguns have been recovered by authorities.

A rumor is circulating that the principal was targeted.

Just awful:

Danbury Hospital, where some victims were taken, is now on lockdown.

Early reports of a second shooter have not been confirmed.

More on the early stages of the investigation:

Chilling:

A school psychologist may also be among the victims.

The latest reports indicate one child, the principal and a school psychologist were killed.

It is expected the official death toll will rise.

ABC reports more than a dozen dead:

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This unspeakable tragedy gets worse:

Officials tell the AP that 18 children are dead.

Details on the suspected gunman are emerging:

The details are changing as quickly as the reports come in, so take all with a grain of salt until confirmed by authorities.

A second suspect may be in custody.

Heartrending eyewitness reports continue to come in:

And more on the devastating news about the child victims:

The official word from the Connecticut State Police press briefing:

Horrifying new details:

The name of the alleged shooter has been released:

NBC’s Pete Williams is confirming Lanza as the alleged shooter:

Horrible. Media outlets are reporting that Lanza’s mother, a teacher at Sandy Hook, is among the dead:

NBC is now confirming that a family member has been found dead in Lanza’s home:

That victim may be Lanza’s father:

Just horrible.

Update:

The number of child fatalities now stands at 20:

Six adults are dead:

As well as the shooter:

Update:

Another body has been discovered, bringing the total number of fatalities to 28:

Lanza’s younger brother is reportedly currently in police custody:

President Obama has called for flags to be flown at half staff:

And gave a tearful speech:

CNN is reporting that one of Lanza’s brothers has been found dead:

And his girlfriend and friend are reportedly missing:

Some outlets are now saying that the alleged shooter’s name is Adam Lanza:

The shooter may have been carrying Ryan Lanza’s ID, accounting for the initial claims that Ryan was the shooter.

It appears that the media are now going with Adam Lanza, Ryan Lanza’s 20-year-old brother, as the shooter.

The mix-up looks to have been the result of an error on the part of law enforcement.

Footage of a man in police custody:

Update:

Heartbreaking.

The man shown on television being cuffed by police in Hoboken is indeed Ryan Lanza:

Update:

Adam Lanza may have been developmentally disabled or suffered from mental health issues:

A neighbor weighs in.

More details about the early moments of the shooting:

Update:

Recent reports indicate that Adam Lanza’s father is not dead and is being interviewed by the FBI, along with Adam’s brother Ryan.

The three guns reportedly used by the shooter were legally purchased and belonged to his mother.

ABC has released a photo of Adam Lanza, taken around 2005.

Another photo of Lanza:

A Saturday morning news release from the State Police:

More details:

Contrary to earlier reports, Lanza was not buzzed into the school building.

Twitchy will monitor this developing story and update as more details become available. Please refresh your browser for the latest details.

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  • Silence Dogood

    My prayers go out to these children and the school!

    • soJa

      Mostly to the parents of the 18. Many victims in this story but those parents obviously got the worst of it. They have unimaginably painful lives to lead now.

      • Silence Dogood

        Agreed, parents should never outlive their children. Ever. Every piece of my broken heart cries for them.

  • disqus_AtF6T98fj0

    Maybe those kids should have been packin’ so they could stand their ground?

    • dkhilly

      How about the adults working there instead.

    • TomJB

      This was addressed in another thread, Mr Frum. But go ahead and keep on using the murder of children to further your politics.

    • vino veritas

      If there was an armed security perimeter around that school, like EVERY school should have especially around this time of year, then perhaps this never would have happened and that demonic piece of crap that would have been stopped well before he came anywhere near those innocents? Now how about you just stop using the memory of recently murdered children to make a stupid political jest you heartless idiot!

  • People Corporation

    What lefty did it this time?

    • Guest

      Time and a place, Jim.

    • Guest

      Note these shootings are happening in Democratic states. Seems more stuff like this happening since Obama took over.

    • bluewaternavy

      Not time for that now, OK?

    • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

      Does it really matter!

    • Streetiebird

      Disgusting…

    • Streetiebird

      Disgusting…

  • TheAnthillGoddess

    I can not imagine how afraid those poor little babies must be! Prayers for everyone involved!

  • Michael Blackburn

    Yeah, if only one of those children or teachers had been carrying a gun, so they could defend themselves! The Second Amendment should REQUIRE bearing arms!!!!!!

  • $30423294

    comment removed in respect for families, politics not needed at this time.

    • Eric

      So these children being shot was gods wrath? You politicize the shooting of CHILDREN via your god and in another post, cry about how your religion is being victimized. YOU, sir, are exactly the type of person people like me will expose in the light of truth. YOU are the scourge and if YOU don’t like the “attack on christianity” you need only to blame YOURSELF. You are a disgusting, small minded, little person who has used their god as an excuse for spewing venom for far to long. This venom is the reason your god has so much opposition in todays society.

      • GaryTheBrave

        No, sir, this was the direct actions of the devil himself. God does not terrorize children or anyone else. Only Satan does that.

        • Eric

          So “satan” was behind the shooting of little children because some school, somewhere used a banana to demonstrate contraceptive use? Do gays cause earthquakes, or is that god, satan, or perhaps bigfoot? You want to know what real criminal child abuse is, home schooling. You are a sick person for using this horrific event for gain.

          • Guest

            God only causes good events. Like the flood.

        • Eric

          So “satan” was behind the shooting of little children because some school, somewhere used a banana to demonstrate contraceptive use? Do gays cause earthquakes, or is that god, satan, or perhaps bigfoot? You want to know what real criminal child abuse is, home schooling. You are a sick person for using this horrific event for gain.

        • Maxwell

          For once, I will have to agree with Eric. Just pray for the victims. We can discuss politics another time.

          • bluewaternavy

            Spot on!

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      • $36544368

        Eric…please…please don’t do this now…there are over 25 people DEAD whose families lives will be changed forever…it doesn’t matter who did it or why right at this moment…the fact is, it’s sad, and it’s horrible, no matter what the reasons behind it. Please…can you take it down a notch? You want respect for your feelings and opinions, then please be responsible enough to know what you should post and when…I’m asking you this from one human being to another…can you do that please?

        • Eric

          I apologize if I hurt you in any way. I boils me on the inside when people politicize tragidies such as this (even the anti gun group who are talking up a storm right now no doubt) but you are right, I do walk dangerously near that line of becoming the type of person I loath. My thoughts go out to the families and if I may use this opportunity to remind us all how lucky we are that many of our children are safe right now, don’t forget how easily this can change, make sure they know you love them NOW, today, the second you see them. Pick them up and don’t put them down until you are 100% certain that they fully understand that they are unconditionally, and forever, loved.

    • bluewaternavy

      feeling about home schoolings aside, this WAS NOT THE TIME TO TALK ABOUT THIS!!!! At least 18 kids are dead, can you understand that???????????

  • Mama Bear

    This story leaves me in tears. Going to hug my kids a bunch of extra times today.

    • $36544368

      Right behind you, Mama Bear…Hell, I want to hug your kids too, along with my own!

  • Mama Bear

    This story leaves me in tears. Going to hug my kids a bunch of extra times today.

  • Maxwell

    Tragic, praying for those involved.

  • $30423294

    Oh my gosh, at least 27 dead????

    Why? What would make someone do this???

  • bluewaternavy

    Good God….

  • BeyondPolls

    This is just terrible. This is even more reason for conservatives to exit the public school system. We need school control in this violent school culture.

    • v1cious

      Yeah cause i’m sure it was a student. Actually if it was, that makes your case even worse since the school is K-4.

      • BeyondPolls

        If schools weren’t gun free zones we wouldn’t have these problems. This is exactly what happens when gun control laws are enacted: only the criminals are armed.

        • v1cious

          So you’re ok with teachers packing heat around kindergartners.

          • BeyondPolls

            Either that or we should shut down public schools.

          • mike_in_kosovo

            So you’re ok with innocent children being killed because there was nobody able to protect them.

          • Joe W.

            There should be armed guards at schools, Tyshunn. Until such time as liberalism is defeated and morality is emphasized.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Collins/100000220517250 Thomas Collins

      Yeah, all those violent inner city conservatives. Conservatives have been begging to be excused from these government indoctrination centers for decades. It’s the liberals who demand that children be enrolled in schools, and make life difficult for them if they want to home school.

      • BeyondPolls

        It starts with the red states repealing their compulsory attendance laws.

      • BeyondPolls

        It starts with the red states repealing their compulsory attendance laws.

  • Guest

    Cue the gun control rants. They will never let a chance to politicize a tragedy pass them by. How about I keep my guns and you keep your free abortions Libtards?

    • v1cious

      God, I’m so sick of this. Aurora was too soon, The sikh temple was too soon, Tuesday was too soon, FOURTEEN CHILDREN DEAD IS TOO SOON! Tell me guys, when are we allowed to acknowledge that there’s a problem?

      • J.N. Ashby

        18 dead children and 9 adults. None of them were armed. You want the discussion? There you go.

      • louisiana_mom

        And there was no crime or murder before the invention of guns? It’s not the weapon, it is the human pulling the trigger and these monsters would use other methods… say like a bomb and kill more innocent people. Or set people on fire, like in Colorado this morning… are you going to ban flamable materials next?

        • http://twitter.com/MDMorris_1707 Michael Morris

          Guns don’t kill schoolchildren, monsters kill schoolchildren. We need to get rid of the monsters.

      • NYLGK Likes Little Boys

        Do you think banning guns will stop people? That just means more illegal gun possession and the same amount of crime.

      • Tom Bannigan

        There is a problem. It is called terrorist that can not be labeled as such so we don’t catch on. This is really disgusting.

      • Guest

        What is your solution to this problem? I say make it a law where everyone has to carry and I promise you stupid cowardly people would think twice before doing something like this. I agree there is a problem but this administration is too corrupt to handle it.

      • douchie

        There is a problem: legislation that forbids people from defending themselves.

      • Michelle

        There absolutely is a problem, but it’s not the weapon, it’s the insanity, lack of personal responsibility, declining morals, disregard for human life, etc. Ban guns and these insane people will simply find another method. Keep ignoring the root of the problem and it will continue to happen. What kind of gun did Tim McVeigh use to kill 168 people including 19 kids?

      • Joe W.

        The “problem” is with the piss poor job we are doing of teaching our children proper moral values. We can start by marrying before we have kids, and trying to work to keep families together. Chicago has the highest rate of gun violence, yet is has the most restrictive gun laws in the nation. Gun control is NOT the solution, regardless of how much you wish it were, pal.

    • Streetiebird

      You are the one politicizing this incredible tragedy.

    • Streetiebird

      You are the one politicizing this incredible tragedy.

  • Guest

    There are two words i don’t expect to be uttered in this discussion. Try to guess what they are.

    • NYLGK Likes Little Boys

      I know two words that will be uttered by the media, Tea Party.

  • Drinky McGee

    Nice to see you vicious cretins are focusing on the right issues.

  • $36544368

    OMG…this makes me just sob…how horrible, horrible, horrible!!!

  • Alex Pelton

    Who cares about politicizing this, on either side. This is so sad. I cannot fathom why people do stuff like this. These kids had their whole lives ahead of them, and you get some “person” that thinks its okay to take away their entire future. I just don’t know what to say other than pray for those affected.

  • Tom Bannigan

    When are we going to get serious about dealing with the terrorist in this country pushing their agendas?

  • soJa

    I’ve heard it said that the most important role of the government is the protection of its citizens. When are they going to actually mean this and not just pay it lip service? Why do we still not have full-time armed guards at every school across this country? Lets take some of the wasted billions of dollars and use it to do the most important job of all.

    • dkhilly

      Your suggestion for armed guards has lots of common sense to it, as it seems something everyone on all sides of the gun argument can support. More importantly, it’s something local school districts can do immediately. I don’t want to wait around for the Feds to handle school safety. It will take forever, and whatever they do come up with will probably be as bonkers as our current airplane safety program.

  • ZoriahShepard

    Words fail me. Heartbreak and outrage doesn’t begin to cover my reaction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

    Beyond sad and so close to Christmas

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Collins/100000220517250 Thomas Collins

    Time to end mandatory attendance at schools.

    • BeeKaaay

      More proof that government schools are more dangerous than private schools.

  • independentjones

    Monsters kill. So do cowards. It’s what they do.

    As a species, we are genetically hard-wired for survival — ever since our earliest ancestors brained one another with rocks over a piece of meat. Conscience, (from which we develop ethics and, subsequently, morals and accountability,) is that which separates us from beasts. Without an evolved conscience, we will continue to destroy each other. Guns, knives or rocks — it makes little difference.

    It is this lack of conscience that brings us to events such as what we have seen this morning; in fact, all too often. This heartbreaking tragedy results from the egotistical tyranny of an unconscionable individual(s). It is when one becomes so self-absorbed that he clings to his opinions & beliefs to the exclusion, and detriment, of all others that one begins to rationalize this sort of behavior in his own stunted, primitive mind. The rights of any angry, cowardly individual — whether motivated by political ideology, a flawed theology, mental illness, or lack of conscience — cannot, do not and will not supersede any other individual’s right to simply be alive.

    There is never a time when this is acceptable. Our children deserve better than what we have shown and/or given them. I will pray for these young blessed souls as I pray for all of us. I pray that we may develop a conscience. I pray that Monsters will become Conscious persons. I pray that our children may forgive us for not evolving quickly enough. And I will defend my own and the children — against Monsters, against bullies and against selfish cowardice & thuggery — with gun, with knife … even, if necessary, with a rock. With whatever it takes to give the children their own chance of evolving.

    Please keep these blessed souls in our thoughts as we reflect upon what it is we are showing and doing to them, and to ourselves.

  • ember

    Just heard a report that some of the dead kids were found hiding in cabinets and under desks. Also said that reporters watched multiple LE come out visibly upset over the scene.

  • EEKman

    I can’t imagine what these parents are going through. I’m sobbing. These kids were counting the days until Christmas. They probably have their Christmas presents hidden in the closet and now they have to bury their child instead.
    This is the worst news story i’ve ever heard.

  • EEKman

    I can’t imagine what these parents are going through. I’m sobbing. These kids were counting the days until Christmas. They probably have their Christmas presents hidden in the closet and now they have to bury their child instead.
    This is the worst news story i’ve ever heard.

  • GTFOBigGovt

    Update. Guns owned by and registered to the dead mother, a TEACHER. With the son who killed her being described by his brother as having mental problems.

    I called it 3 hours ago.