I am monitoring the Newtown, Connecticut Elementary School shooting via various sources right now. The NY Times reports:
The gunman, who was believed to be in his 20s, walked into a classroom where his mother was a teacher. He shot and killed her and then shot 18 students in the classroom. He also shot seven other adults, and then killed himself inside the school. Various news outlets identified the shooter as Ryan Lanza. The shooting ranks among the worst in recent United States history.
Here’s some Twitter reaction on this horrific, horrific shooting:
@kelly_carlin I wish that mental health care was as accessible as guns and ammo are in this country.
@7im Today is the day to stand up and say “enough of this shit”
@ABC President Obama’s Personal Reaction to #CTShooting http://abcn.ws/UY84iJ
@BreakingNews Report: Source tells @AP the younger brother of Connecticut school shooting suspect is being held
NBC News is reporting now that the two guns used were the easiest to get in America.
@cbrodrick #Whenisthatday Can we honor these kids by trying to protect other kids?
@GottaLaff Via a friend: Today we ask the White House, if “today is not the day” to discuss gun laws, when will that time come?”
@froomkin That Obama didn’t just express sympathy but also talked about taking action “regardless of politics” was a big deal. Now for the next step.