Connecticut school shooting

The American flag flies at half staff over the White House after President Barack Obama spoke about a Connecticut school shooting in Washington

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A mother runs with her children as police above canvass homes in the area following a shooting

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Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School

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A woman waits to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles (96 kilometers) northeast of New York City

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Law enforcement canvass the area following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School

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A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the scene of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of an elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

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The superintendent's office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, about 60 miles northeast of New York City. Schools in neighboring towns also were locked down as a precaution.

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Students - some crying, others looking visibly frightened were escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each other's shoulders.

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Parents pick-up their children after a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Police patrol the streets outside the School

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Relatives react outside Sandy Hook Elementary School following the shooting.

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A boy weeps as he is told what happened after being picked up at Reed Intermediate School following the shooting.

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A couple embrace each other near Sandy Hook Elementary School, were a gunman opened fire on school children and staff.

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The shooter had ties with the school and was killed in the school.

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State police said Newtown police called them around 9:40 a.m. A SWAT team was among the throngs of police to respond.

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The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns

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A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital

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The White House said Barack Obama was notified of the shooting and his spokesman Jay Carney said the president had "enormous sympathy for families that are affected."

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The official said that a gun used in the attacks is a .223-caliber rifle. The New Jersey state police are searching for a location in that state in connection with the shootings.

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Andrea Rynn, a spokeswoman at the hospital, said it had three patients from the school but she did not have information on the extent or nature of their injuries.

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State Police are on scene following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School

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