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20 elementary children died in the shooting.
6 school staffers were also killed at the school.
The gunman killed his mother at their home and then shot himself after the shooting rampage at the school.
Tragedy in a small Connecticut community.
"Evil visited this community today," says Governor Dan Malloy (D).
Police say a shooter struck Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday morning.
"There were 18 children pronounced dead at the scene and 2 children transported to area hospitals and pronounced dead at the hospital," says Connecticut State Police Spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance. "6 adults pronounced dead at the scene."
A parent inside the school at the time said she believed at least 100 rounds had been fired. The alleged shooter is dead and police have recovered 3 weapons. The first 911 call came in around 9:30am. Police implemented an active shooter search.
"There were police with rifles and handguns, they were on the roof, they were surrounding the school, they were going in through the roof," says Lt. Vance. "Our main objective was to evacuate as quickly and efficiently and as possible any and all students in the school."
President Obama ordered U.S. flags to half staff in honor of the victims. Speaking about the children killed, he fought back tears.
"They had their entire lives ahead of them, birthdays, graduations, weddings, kids of their own," says President Obama.
He also offered assistance, and condolences to Connecticut's Governor during a difficult time.
"We'll do whatever we can to overcome this event," says President Obama. "We'll get through it. But this is a terrible time for this community and for these families."
The community is left to wonder how this could happen in their town. The gunman has been identified by police as 20 year old Adam Lanza. No word yet on a possible motive.
Friday, December 14 2012, 11:07 PM CST
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
Gauge of US economy's future health up in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A measure of the U.S. economy's future health rose in solidly in April, buoyed by a sharp rise in applications to build new homes and apartments.
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- He was already on thin ice with the law when he failed to meet the conditions of his probation.